- Used to express approval.
- To be complained to or told about (something) repeatedly or for a long time.
- to get a telephone call, letter, e-mail, etc. from
- to get a criticism or reprimand from
- well said!
- to listen to until the end
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hear
- hear, hear
- never hear the end of
- hear from
- hear! hear!
- hear out
- hear tell
- will not hear of
Origin of Hear
From Middle English heren, from Old English hēran, hȳran, hīeran (“to hear”), from Proto-Germanic *hauzijaną (“to hear”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱh₂owsyé-. Compare West Frisian hearre (“to hear”), Dutch horen (“to hear”), German hören (“to hear”), Danish høre (“to hear”), Icelandic heyra (“to hear”).
Middle English hearen Old English hīeran kous- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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