hear about something = get information
- Have you heard about the new smartphone?
- I heard about this new restaurant on Long Street. It sounds great!
hear from someone = to get a call, e-mail or other from of communication
- I haven’t heard from Julie in a long time.
- I’ve heard from Jessica yesterday. She wrote me an e-mail.
hear of someone = to know something about someone or to know about their existence
- I’ve never heard of that singer. He must be new.
- Have you heard of Oprah Winfrey? I loved her show!
hear of something = to refuse to accept something (negative use)
- I really wanted a cat, but my parent wouldn’t hear of it.
- Justin wanted to buy a new car, but his wife wouldn’t hear of it.
hear someone out = to listen to everything someone’s saying
- First, I want to hear me out, and then make a conclusion.
- He heard everybody out, and was ready to make a decision.
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