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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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receive word

(from someone or something) Go to word (from someone or something).
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Ten hours after the middle-ofthe-night encounter four billion miles away, flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, received word from the spacecraft that it had successfully completed its latest mission.
"I have received word from my security apparatus that perhaps it would not be prudent for Pakissorry, I mean the US it would not be prudent for the US to actually, carefully evaluate why the Taliban are stronger, specially in southern Afghanistan," he will say in a televised news conference to the foreign press.
The bishops' conference for Sudan and South Sudan announced the move in a' release June 6, saying it had received word from the Vatican's Secretariat of State that Kenyan Msgr.
Last night, received word from Team Pacquiao that Sen.
The MP, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ovarian Cancer, received word from the Department of Health on Wednesday that ovarian cancer is to be included in its symptoms awareness programme, Be Clear on Cancer.
said school officials have received word from the state that $307,000 for regional transportation will be restored, taking 1.5 proposed furlough days for all staff off the table.
Summary: AUC has received word from the Ministry of Health that the 158 tests taken on the New Cairo Campus on June 8 have all been confirmed as negative.
FOLLOWING on from Thursday's statement of support from local Lib Dem councillors, the Save Our Stow campaign has received word from current track owners London & Quadrant, writes Phil Donaldson.
According to a report in the Pittsburgh Business Times, business owners, government officials, and school district staff members had received word from Gateway that the company would cease publishing the seven papers by next week.
Israeli FA president Iche Menahem said: "I ordered the match halted after I received word from police that they had evidence and after three players had admitted involvement."
We have received word from Our Bureau in Britain that policies, procedures, and proper standard acquisitions are being woefully and deliberately ignored in a remote region known as Camelot.
A spokeswoman yesterday said they have not yet received word from the 10 missing.
Speaker, we have just received word from Rome that a new pope for the Roman Catholic Church has been named.
She had just received word from the Irish government that she can remain in Ireland and will not be sent back to danger in Cameroon.