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:
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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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