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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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He said they immediately went on a search and rescue operation after receiving word about the missing girl.
In another shocking incident in Chitrals Lot Koh valley, a boy had attempted to kill himself with a gun after receiving word from a friend that he had failed in one subject in his intermediate exams while his brother managed to clear them all.
In another shocking incident in Chitral's Lot Koh valley, a boy attempted to kill himself with a gun after receiving word from a friend that he had failed in one subject in his intermediate exams while his brother managed to clear them all.
Upon receiving word of the incident, police, including SP Iqbal Town and SP Saddar, reached the scene.
TechRadar, after receiving word from Netflix that its initial report contained inaccuracies, provided a clarification which reads: "While Minecraft: Story Mode will indeed be the first game from Telltale to launch on Netflix in an adapted form, it now appears as though Stranger Things will not be an interactive experience but rather a new Telltale series." Shares of GameStop (GME) fell after TechRadar reported exclusively that Netflix is adding games to its service, including Stranger Things and Minecraft.
Palatine Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Schlee will review scenarios such as how a parent should handle receiving word about a crisis at a childs school or what someone should do if a major incident occurred while volunteering in a District 15 building.
Police rushed to the area after receiving word that someone was stabbed in front of a hotel in the city.
However, after being forced to withdraw many of his runners due to easy going last year and receiving word from Ascot's international liaison executive Nick Smith that similar ground was all but guaranteed this time, Ward has elected to keep his charges across the Atlantic.
King County sheriff's sergeant Cindi West said her office began receiving word about the avalanche near the Stevens Pass ski area, in the Cascade Mountains north east of Seattle just after noon yesterday.
The analysis indicated that there was no difference in accuracy at the pre-training and at the end-of-training between subjects receiving word processing training and the subjects receiving spreadsheet training (p-value = 0.302).
'We have some problems in swimming, karatedo and jiujitsu and we're hoping to solve these issues right away,' Vargas said after receiving word that the international swimming federation (Fina) and the Asian swimming federation (AASF) were standing by the presidency of Lani Velasco at the Philippine Swimming Inc.
After receiving word Monday that Lohan flunked a drug test, Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden Fox revoked her probation and issued a no-bail bench warrant, requiring the actress to show up to the court hearing in person or face arrest.
Summary: New Delhi (India), July 18 (ANI): After receiving words of encouragement for his latest release 'Super 30' from the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, Hrithik Roshan took to social media to express his gratitude.
For most of us who are part of a generation weaned on the multi-media and an endless choice of books and magazines, receiving Words for the Journey isn't exactly a thrill.
Two invocational prayers were offered to kick off the event, gospel choirs entertained attendees and some break-out sessions were halted when participants claimed to be receiving words from God.