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hear

verb  us   /hɪr/ (past tense and past participle heard  /hɜrd/ )

hear verb (RECEIVE SOUND)

[I/T] to receive or become aware of sounds with your ears: [T] I can’t hear you with the TV on. [I] After a long trip on a plane, I don’t hear very well for a few hours.

hear verb (LISTEN)

[T] to listen to what someone is saying or sounds being made: I heard him interviewed on the radio this morning. Have you heard the group’s latest recording?

hear verb (BE TOLD)

[I/T] to be told or informed about: [T] Have you heard the news? [I] I hadn’t heard about that. [+ (that) clause] I hear (that) your house is up for sale. [T] I’ve heard a lot about you from my sister and am glad to meet you.
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