get word (from someone or something)

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get word (from someone or something)

To receive or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're getting word that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. I got word from my brother that his flight will be delayed. He's gotten word from a higher authority to begin the evacuation.
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The power meters will be installed after the company gets word from the portal that the structure is in its finishing stages and that the fees have been paid.
Meanwhile, he gets word that Semiyon (David Strathairn) has been arrested in Tel Aviv
Meanwhile, he gets word that Semiyon (David Strathairn, left) has been arrested in Tel Aviv.
But when a big-time dealer gets word of indigo, Finn finds himself in real danger.
It seems he isn't quite pushing up the daises though, Kim and Kat decide to have a right old knees-up down the Vic and two others join them for a as his mum Shirley gets word that he's in hospital and rushes off to see him with Nancy in tow.
CORONATION STREET (ITV) DAVID is given hope when he gets word that Kylie has been caught shop-lifting in Rochdale.
CORONATION STREET David is given hope when he gets word that Kylie has been caught shop-lifting in Rochdale.
The Seal6 team later gets word that the US would be scrambling jets on the border to back up the raiding party.
Oz gets word from a contact in Botswana that a village has been wiped out by unprovoked lions.
An NSA agent gets word to him the Beast, the monster which failed to materialise at the end of Infamous, is on heading to the beleaguered city.
"We have discussions, he gets word of it and then he uses the press to slam the Tour.
When she gets word that he is coming, she sets out to the wilderness and ends up falling in love with the foreman of the mining company.
recording studio when he gets word from his mother (Sandra Seacat) that his father (Mitchell Edmonds) has accidentally shot himself while cleaning his pistol.
The Royal Air Force officer, who will give the signal to attack as soon as he gets word from Downing Street, said: ``I'm very much hoping that right now Saddam is looking for his passport - he hasn't used it much since 1968.
In an episode from the second season, Father Ted gets word that the Holy Stone of Clonichert, now stored on Craggy Island, is being upgraded to a "Class Two" relic.