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).
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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.
"I have just heard word from the promoters blaming it on technical difficulties.