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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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.
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.
But when Nellie receives word from the herd back home, she begins to question her own celebrity status!