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  • v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally


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  • Niles told Sergeant Breuning that Upshaw lied about how he came to get word of the second and third victims, and that he was going to try to accrue criminal charges against him.

    The Big Nowhere

  • If by any chance they should identify you as that deserter, just get word to me and I will have Elizabetta bake you a veal pasty with a rope ladder and a file inside.

    Jerry Junior

  • Instead of fruitlessly chasing Spitamenes once he had already launched his raid, Coenus used his local intelligence network to get word of the strike before it happened and rode out to intercept the raiders.

    Alexander the Great

  • Nicomachus wanted nothing to do with a conspiracy against the king and so told his own brother Cebalinus about the matter and begged him to get word to Alexander.

    Alexander the Great

  • Through another associate he did get word to the king, who ordered the arrest of Dimnus.

    Alexander the Great

  • Here I get word from Gianni, a bodybuilder who owns a local gym in the city, that you can buy Parabolinthe Holy Grail of steroidsover the counter in Switzerland.



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