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English verb: get word

1. get word (cognition) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

SamplesI learned that she has two grown-up children.
I see that you have been promoted.

ExamplesThey get word that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsdiscover, find out, get a line, get wind, hear, learn, pick up, see

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)ascertain, catch, discover, find, get the goods, trip up, wise up

Verb groupfind, see, witness

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