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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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.
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.
"I was just getting word from people that there was a video out there.
Because of his medical condition, Jordan was forced to spend the first two years of his life in the hospital before getting word from his doctors that his medical condition had stabilized enough that he could go home.
"I know he wants to come back but I am getting word from other sources that he's got a very good offer in Europe."
Kenney, getting word from the spectators that it was possible the threesome could lap the field, raised the pace again, making it rather uncomfortable for the following duo.