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English definition of “not hear of sth”

not hear of sth

phrasal verb with hear     /hɪər/ US  /hɪr/ verb (heard, heard)
If you say you will not hear of something, you mean you will not allow it, usually when you want to do something good for someone: I wanted to pay but she wouldn't hear of it.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of not hear of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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