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English definition of “hear of sb/sth”

hear of sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with hear   /hɪər/ us    /hɪr/ (heard, heard)
B2 If you have heard of someone or something, you know that that person or thing exists: I'd never heard of him before he won the prize. It's a tiny country that most people have never heard of.
(Definition of hear of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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