Get and Hear


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Get verb – To acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in.
Usage example: I'm not sure I ever got the new math

Hear is a synonym for get in understand topic. In some cases you can use "Hear" instead a verb "Get", when it comes to topics like find, find out.
Nearby Word: getting
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Hear verb – To come to an awareness of.
Get is a synonym for hear in perceive topic. Sometimes you can use "Get" instead a verb "Hear", if it concerns topics such as find, find out, detect by perceiving sound.
Nearby Words: heart, hearing, heard, hearer
Synonyms for Hear

Common collocations

people get people hear people
name get name hear name
time get time hear time
way get way hear way
Other nouns: bit, story, shot, joke, message, version, names.
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Hear or Get. 2016. Accessed September 28, 2021.

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