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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But as of Monday evening, Hamra said the refugees had gotten word that the return could proceed that night.
Justine Fortune, an ex-heavyweight contender from Australia, said he's gotten word that Matthysse is having weight woes.
Additionally, he said he had gotten word from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about 150 more international observers who were interested in monitoring the process.
This could have been the reason for the planned transfer of the 10 inmates, who could also have gotten word about the inspection, prompting them to attempt escape, said Carumba.
Angie's gotten word to Jen through her handlers that she wants a sit-down in the coming weeks," the source added.
When I reported to the S2 that our mission had been accomplished, he advised me that I shouldn't have gone because we had gotten word that another battalion of the 36 divisions had broken through, and we were going to follow them.
"We certainly have gotten word from Republican leadership that they will help with the transition, getting me up to speed quickly."
"We've gotten word out to our members and they understand the new requirements and are working hard to get certified by the deadline," says Donna Shirley, 2010 chair of NAHB Remodelers.
From deep in her enforced isolation, Aung San Suu Kyi has gotten word out that she and other courageous democrats are aware of, and strengthened by, efforts to stand by them.
The employees had gotten word that there was going to be some kind of test, so the news was out on the grapevine.
"Through people who know (the Clintons), I've gotten word back that they're both excited about it and they're pleased it's happening because they have very fond memories of Fayetteville and of the house," Barnes said.
I signed off, satisfied that I had gotten word to management of this devoted associate's superior customer service.
We had gotten word that our house in Montgomery had been bombed.
Obviously, not everyone had gotten word of our situation.
In fact, if they hadn't gotten word about black folks flying, they'd probably still be ignorant about flying today.