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clue



clue [clue clues clued clueing] noun, verb BrE [kluː] NAmE [kluː]
noun
1. ~ (to sth) an object, a piece of evidence or some information that helps the police solve a crime
The police think the videotape may hold some vital clues to the identity of the killer.
2. ~ (to sth) a fact or a piece of evidence that helps you discover the answer to a problem
Diet may hold the clue to the causes of migraine.
3. some words or a piece of information that helps you find the answers to a ↑crossword, a game or a question
‘You'll never guess who I saw today!’ ‘Give me a clue.’

Word Origin:
late Middle English: variant of clew. The original sense was ‘a ball of thread’; this was used to guide a person out of a labyrinth. Sense 1 dates from the early 17th cent.

Example Bank:
So far, the police haven't got any clues as to the motive for the crime.
The burglar left no clues.
The hat gives a clue to the identity of the killer.
The letter yielded no clues.
The picture contains subtle clues about the site's history.
This research might provide an important clue about how cancer develops.
We must have missed some vital clue.
a clue as to her whereabouts
Is there any clue as to how the burglars entered the building?
Idiom:not have a clue
Derived:clue somebody in
 
verb
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
late Middle English: variant of clew. The original sense was ‘a ball of thread’; this was used to guide a person out of a labyrinth. Sense 1 dates from the early 17th cent.
 

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