receive word (from someone or something)

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receive word (from someone or something)

To get or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're receiving word that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. I received word from my brother that his flight will be delayed. He's received word from a higher authority to begin the evacuation.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

receive word

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