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clue

clue (clew)

 
 
pronunciation:
klu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
clue in
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition: something that gives direction or help in solving a puzzle, problem, or mystery.
synonyms:
hint, inkling, lead
similar words:
evidence, idea, indication, indicator, key, mark, notion, pointer, sign, suggestion, tip
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clewed, clewing, clews, clued, clues, cluing
definition: to give (someone) a clue or other helpful guidance.
This fact clued him to the murderer's identity.
synonyms:
lead
similar words:
direct, guide
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phrase: clue in