hear from (someone or something)

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hear from (someone or something)

1. To receive a message from someone or something A: "Do you ever hear from Tom?" B: "No, not since he moved." When can we expect to hear from the lawyer?
2. To be scolded or punished by someone. Ugh, I'm definitely going to hear from my parents when they see my bad grades this semester.
3. To listen to something as it is presented. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hear' and "from." OK, the board will hear from you now.
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hear from someone or something

to get a message from someone or a group. I want to hear from you every now and then. We hear from the court every year or so about jury duty.
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hear from

1. Receive a letter, call, or other communication from someone, as in I haven't heard from my daughter in two weeks. [Early 1300s]
2. Be reprimanded by, as in If you don't get home on time, you'll be hearing from your father. [Late 1800s]
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hear from

v.
1. To get some information or communication from someone: The jury heard the testimony from the witness.
2. To be contacted by someone: I heard from your cousin in Tampa yesterday.
3. To be reprimanded by someone: If you don't do your homework, you're going to hear from me.
See also: hear
References in classic literature ?
"To be sure," said George; "Uncle Tom'll be right glad to hear from us. I'll go right in the house, for paper and ink; and then, you know, Aunt Chloe, I can tell about the new colts and all."
"Above all things, it is important that Joe should hear from us in some way."
He has heard the first, the last and best he will ever hear from us. He is no stranger now.
As soon as he has made sure that the rest of you are in the house, he is to fetch another man or two of our Bow Street lot, who are waiting outside till they hear from us. We only want an old man and a young one, and a third pal of yours who is a gentleman born, to make a regular clearance in the house.
'My dear Miss Trotwood,' she replied, 'I shall only be too happy to think that anyone expects to hear from us. I shall not fail to correspond.
Lyons, and it is probable that you will very shortly hear from us again."
'We just wanted you to hear from us that, [although] we're excited about next year, it will be the big, grand finale of an institution.'
'It is indeed a great tragedy that Nigerians who have important roles to play in shaping the future of the country and had come to see and hear from us how hard their government is working to build a Nigeria of their dreams, would meet their end in this unfortunate circumstance.
Your wishes about how and when we communicate with you are acted on - if you'd rather not hear from us, just let us know.
"By launching a presence on Google+ we will be able to reach more of our readers on a platform they want to hear from us on.
As per Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Anybody who has a mobile phone should be able hear from us As soon as budget is presented, budget information will appear on this account....This is being done to communicate with common man directly .
Anthony de Mello challenged us with the concept of a God who is thrilled to hear from us rather than a sulky, sullen God who is difficult to approach.
IF YOU ENJOY OUR MAGAZINE, but wish that you could hear from us more often, we have good news: American Forests has a revamped monthly e-newsletter, Forest Files, and a new blog.
It's quite likely you might hear from us next year - but it's equally possible that you won't."
God likes to hear from us as much as we like to hear from those we love.