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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Ripping yarn proves costly THE DIKLER hears word from Lambourn that a well-known former trainer was so incensed at being booked for parking on the recently extended double yellow lines outside the Co-op/Post Office in the high street that he ripped up the ticket in front of the traffic warden.
The Quality of Light by Richard Collins He hears words again, just ordinary words: 'I'm glad you're here.' 'Yes.' 'You're a good friend.' She had been pointing something out to him, a building on the skyline perhaps, or a bird flying overhead; he can't remember.
Confusion and frustration reign for a younster who hears words one way one day and another way, or perhaps not at all, the next day.