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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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Fachikh's death is "a great shock that wounded" the family, Fachikh's relatives announced soon after getting word that his body had been found.
"We go home," blurted trainer Buboy Fernandez after officially getting word that Pacquiao had decided to skip the gym session.
We won't be the least bit surprised if FaceTime users feel more hesitant to use the feature after getting word of Apple's recent fiasco.
We've ramped up our gift offering and events schedule to ensure we're getting word out about the exciting plans far and wide."
Influencer marketing might be a popular way of getting word of your product out, but its roots are in the traditional word-of-mouth (WOM) approach that's been relied upon to build trusted brands for decades.
Lee Smith invoked the names of Billy Williams and Randy Hundley Sunday night after getting word he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today's Game Era Committee.
Revilla's wife, Bacoor City Mayor Lani, said the family was ecstatic upon getting word the court has rendered a not guilty decision.
Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple's data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Upon getting word of a major maritime drug trafficking operation, security forces acted immediately and arrested five suspects onboard a vessel who are believed to have had copious amounts of cannabis in their possession, read a statement by the ministry.
United's backroom team are not expecting to seeMerinoback at the club's Benton base after getting word from Spain that the midfielder is disappointingly prepared to call time on his Toon career after just one season.
United's backroom team are not expecting to see Merino back at the club's Benton base after getting word from Spain that the midfielder is disappointingly prepared to call time on his Toon career after just one season.
(TIS), after getting word of their plan to form a labor union.
So getting word of exciting investment is bound to turn a few heads.
Getting word out to the public a few minutes faster would help with evacuation and relief efforts immensely in those kinds of situations.
"We are getting word back that the bonding in the Olympic village is fantastic and that everybody is thrilled with this concept."