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v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, hear, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see]

Usage examples of "get word".

If we can get word to the navy soon enough, they might bottle him up here.

And if they could get word of their find home again, humanity had yet a third world onto which it might expand anew.

I just thought if we could keep it quiet long enough to get word back to Old Earth, to act on what you'd discovered before the Rish got wind of it, then maybe &mdash.