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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhear from
he/she/ithears from
present participlehearing from
past tenseheard from
past participleheard from
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  1. 1
    hear from someone if you hear from someone, they write to you, phone you, email you etc
    It’s ages since I heard from Jill.
    The police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident.
  2. 2
    hear from someone to listen to someone who is speaking about a particular thing
    The Commission heard from over thirty witnesses.
    Next we’ll hear from a listener in Nottingham.
  3. 3
    she’ll/they’ll/you’ll etc hear from me spoken used for saying that you will be angry with someone, and you will tell them this
    He’d better apologize to you or he’ll be hearing from me!
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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