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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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.
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.
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.