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Meaning of “hear” - Learner’s Dictionary

hear

verb     /hɪər/ ( past tense and past participle heard)
SOUND [I, T]
A1 to be aware of a sound through your ears: I could hear his voice in the distance. I can't hear - can you turn the sound up?Using the ears
INFORMATION [I, T]
B1 to be told some information: When did you first hear about this? Have you heard the news? Jane's back. [+ (that)] I hear that you're leaving.Finding and discovering
LAW [T]
If a judge hears a case, they listen to it in a law court, to decide if someone is guilty or not.Taking legal action
will not hear of sth
If someone will not hear of something, they will not allow it: I wanted to pay for her meal but she wouldn't hear of it.Refusing and rejecting
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