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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hear word

(from someone or something) Go to word (from someone or something).
See also: hear, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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