hear word (from someone or something)

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hear word (from someone or something)

To receive or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're hearing word from police that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. Please let me know if you hear word from Aunt Marie—I'm starting to worry about her.
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hear word

(from someone or something) Go to word (from someone or something).
See also: hear, word
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Our bow was pointed straight toward the U-boat now as I heard word passed to the engine for full speed ahead.
He heard words spoken that were meaningless to him, and other words that he had seen only in books and that no man or woman he had known was of large enough mental caliber to pronounce.
Just then the tall chief saw blood and heard words. He stalked up; and he was a great man to look at, though still quite young in years.
He stood still and listened, and presently heard words passed back and forth betwixt what seemed to be two men, and yet the two voices were wondrously alike.
In fancy he walked and talked with her, spoke words of love to her, and heard words of love in return.
They do not know where Orion's father, so close to a cure for the radiation sickness, has gone, nor have they heard word from Dram's father, leader of the rebellion.
We first heard word from tireless real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak--and property records confirm--that talent agent turned eight-time Emmy-nominated television producer Gavin Polone shelled out $1.95 million in an off-market deal for a mid-century ranch house near the end of a discreet and whisper quiet cul-de-sac in the upper reaches of Coldwater Canyon Drive in the Beverly Hills Post Office area.
Coming off the 18th green after the Irish Open Pro-Am yesterday, Harrington had already heard word of McIlroy's intentions.
Thompson said: "I've heard word in the last couple of days that there's a move in favour of bringing in two new clubs and going for two leagues of 10 underneath two divisions of 12.
However, the BBC reported on Thursday afternoon that American journalist Lauren Bohn had heard word of an order to arrest journalists specifically."Call from source telling us orders have been issued to arrest journos," she tweeted.
Khalaf Al Habtoor, the Chairman of Al Habtoor Group said "It was with the launch of this hotel that I entered into the hospitality industry and that was a time when development was not a much heard word in the region.
And imagine my surprise when I heard word Marvin Hume from JLS had landed himself the invite of a lifetime.
I was a member of the Cadet Instructors List (CIL) for over 20 years but I had not heard word one about this [event].
Perhaps you've heard word about a pending sale of the company.