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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receive word

(from someone or something) Go to word (from someone or something).
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When Afroze receives word that her estranged mother is on death's door, she leaves her home in Cape Town to visit Zululand.
As the pair prepare to celebrate their 45th anniversary, Geoff receives word of an old flame called Katya, whom he romanced before he met Kate.
Synopsis: Carlyn Kearney has spent two lonely years not knowing whether to mourn or to hope after she receives word from the Union Army that her husband is missing.
Road Trip to Redemption offers important keys to family relationships as it provides the autobiography of Mathias' own family structure and the revelations he faced as a busy yet contented father who notices his middle child withdrawing but receives word from God that it's more than normal teen angst.
His business troubles are at the back of his mind, however, when he receives word that his father-in-law, Edward, has been hospitalised.
A man receives word that his son has gone missing, so he decides to investigate the disappearance himself.
Before the execution takes place, however, DA Evan Talbot receives word from the governor.
Numb3rs (Five, 10pm) DON and Charlie investigate when Larry receives word from the university that Nelson Horowitz, one of the science professors, has been killed.
The second thrilling adventure in the Diana Spaulding Mystery series, Fatal as a Fallen Woman is set in 1888 and follows "girl-reporter" Diana Spaulding who suddenly receives word that her father is murdered and her mother has been accused of the heinous crime.
While there, he receives word that he is to receive the Victoria Cross.
But when Nellie receives word from the herd back home, she begins to question her own celebrity status!
Besides training from her coach, the nursing college student receives words of wisdom from idol and friend Campbell and British 100m record holder Christie - who have both tasted Olympic gold and have 30 medals between them at Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth level.