hear about (someone or something)

hear about (someone or something)

To learn about someone or something, typically (but not always) via word of mouth. Wow, I'd heard about your injury from your mom, but I didn't realize it was so grisly. Did you hear about Jade? She was in a car accident and broke her leg in three places. That website gave me a survey, asking me how I heard about it.
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hear about someone or something

to learn about someone or something. (Not necessarily by hearing.) Have you heard about Tom and what happened to him? I heard about the accident.
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