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English definition of “hear from sb”

hear from sb

phrasal verb with hear     /hɪər/ US  /hɪr/ verb (heard, heard)
B1 If you hear from someone, you get a letter , email , or phone call from that person , or that person tells you something: We haven't heard from her for ages . You'll be hearing from my solicitors (= they will write to you about my complaint ).Communicating and keeping in touch
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