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English definition of “hear of sb/sth”

hear of sb/sth

phrasal verb with hear     /hɪər/ US  /hɪr/ verb (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.Knowing and learning
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