Meaning of “hear from sb” in the English Dictionary

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"hear from sb" in British English

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hear from sb

phrasal verb with hear uk /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).

More examples

  • If you don't hear from the builders this week, make sure you chase them up.
  • Do you hear from Samantha much these days?
  • We're still waiting to hear from the bank about our mortgage.
  • Have you heard from Steve recently?
  • Wait until you hear from the boss before making a decision.

(Definition of “hear from sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)