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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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.
"We certainly have gotten word from Republican leadership that they will help with the transition, getting me up to speed quickly."
He has already gotten word from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., that Fuller Field's history will be included in the archives there.