hear of

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Related to hear of: heard, heart
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1. To perceive by ear, usually attentively:
Archaic: hearken.
Idiom: give one's ear.
2. To obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study:
phrasal verb
hear of
To receive (an idea) and take it into consideration:

w>hear of

vi +prep obj (fig: = allow) → hören wollen von; I won’t hear of itich will davon (gar) nichts hören
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HCA") announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding, dated August 25, 1998, for the arms lengths acquisition of all the assets and goodwill of Hear of Eau Claire (HEC), a private company offering services in the hearing health care industry in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.
He has been employed as a clinical audiologist, partner, and final owner of Hear of Eau Claire since 1972.