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1‘are there any messages for me?’
communication, piece of information, news, word, note, memorandum, memo, email, posting, tweet, letter, line, missive, report, bulletin, communiqué, dispatch, intelligence, notification, announcement
2‘a campaign to get the message about home security across’
meaning, sense, import, idea
point, thrust, gist, essence, spirit, content, substance, implication, tenor, drift, purport, intimation, theme, moral, lesson, precept
3‘he would run messages to the pub or the bookie’
errand, task, job, commission, chore, mission
‘I realized that he'd never get the message—he was too thick’
understand, get the point, get the drift, comprehend
take the hint
understand what's what, catch on, latch on, get it, get the picture
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