clue

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clue 1

 (klo͞o)
n.
Something that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem or mystery.
tr.v. clued, clue·ing or clu·ing, clues
To give (someone) guiding information: Clue me in on what's happening around the office.

[Variant of clew (from Theseus's use of a ball of thread as a guide through the Cretan labyrinth).]

clue 2

 (klo͞o) Nautical
n.
Variant of clew1..
v.
Variant of clew1..

clue

(kluː)
n
1. something that helps to solve a problem or unravel a mystery
2. not to have a clue
a. to be completely baffled
b. to be completely ignorant or incompetent
vb, clues, cluing or clued
(tr; usually foll by in or up) to provide with helpful information
n, vb
a variant spelling of clew
[C15: variant of clew]

clue

(klu)

n., v. clued, clu•ing. n.
1. anything that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem, mystery, etc.
v.t.
3. to direct by a clue.
5. clue in, to provide with necessary information.
[variant sp. of clew]

clue


Past participle: clued
Gerund: cluing

Imperative
clue
clue
Present
I clue
you clue
he/she/it clues
we clue
you clue
they clue
Preterite
I clued
you clued
he/she/it clued
we clued
you clued
they clued
Present Continuous
I am cluing
you are cluing
he/she/it is cluing
we are cluing
you are cluing
they are cluing
Present Perfect
I have clued
you have clued
he/she/it has clued
we have clued
you have clued
they have clued
Past Continuous
I was cluing
you were cluing
he/she/it was cluing
we were cluing
you were cluing
they were cluing
Past Perfect
I had clued
you had clued
he/she/it had clued
we had clued
you had clued
they had clued
Future
I will clue
you will clue
he/she/it will clue
we will clue
you will clue
they will clue
Future Perfect
I will have clued
you will have clued
he/she/it will have clued
we will have clued
you will have clued
they will have clued
Future Continuous
I will be cluing
you will be cluing
he/she/it will be cluing
we will be cluing
you will be cluing
they will be cluing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cluing
you have been cluing
he/she/it has been cluing
we have been cluing
you have been cluing
they have been cluing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cluing
you will have been cluing
he/she/it will have been cluing
we will have been cluing
you will have been cluing
they will have been cluing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cluing
you had been cluing
he/she/it had been cluing
we had been cluing
you had been cluing
they had been cluing
Conditional
I would clue
you would clue
he/she/it would clue
we would clue
you would clue
they would clue
Past Conditional
I would have clued
you would have clued
he/she/it would have clued
we would have clued
you would have clued
they would have clued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clue - a slight indicationclue - a slight indication      
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
2.clue - evidence that helps to solve a problem
evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
sign, mark - a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"
Verb1.clue - roll into a ball
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

clue

noun indication, lead, sign, evidence, tip, suggestion, trace, hint, suspicion, pointer, tip-off, inkling, intimation Scientists have discovered a clue to the puzzle of why our cells get old and die. a vital clue to the killer's identity

clue

also clew
noun
1. A piece of information useful in a search:
2. A subtle pointing out:
Translations
مِفْتَاحمِفْتاحُ اللُّغْز، دَليل
indicieklíčlegendastopa
sporfingerpegindiciumnøgleord
johtolankanäyttötodistevihje
indicija
nyomra vezető jel
ábending; vísbending
手がかり
실마리
be nuovokosneturėti supratimopriemonė
pavedienspieturas punkts
ključsled
ledtråd
เงื่อนงำ
đầu mối

clue

clew (US) [kluː]
A. N (in guessing game) → pista f; (in a crime) → pista f, indicio m; [of crossword] → indicación f
an important clueuna pista importante
I haven't a clueno tengo ni idea
can you give me a clue?¿me das una pista?
B. VT to clue sb upinformar a algn

clue

[ˈkluː] n
(in investigation)indice m
an important clue → un indice important
I haven't a clue → je n'en ai pas la moindre idée
(= indication) → indication f
(in crosswords)définition fclued-up clued up [ˌkluːdˈʌp] (British) clued in (US) adj (= well-informed) → calé(e)
to be clued-up on sth, to be clued-up about sth → tout savoir sur qch

clue

nAnhaltspunkt m, → Hinweis m; (in police search also: = object) → Spur f; (in crosswords) → Frage f; to find a/the clue to somethingden Schlüssel zu etw finden; I’ll give you a clueich gebe dir einen Tipp; I haven’t a clue!(ich hab) keine Ahnung!

clue

[kluː] nindicazione f; (in a crime) → indizio; (in crosswords) → definizione f
I'll give you a clue → ti metto sulla strada giusta
I haven't a clue (fam) → non (ne) ho la minima idea

clue

(kluː) noun
anything that helps to solve a mystery, puzzle etc. The car number was a clue to the identity of the murderer; I can't answer the second clue in this crossword.
ˈclueless adjective
(of a person) stupid. He's quite clueless about art.
not to have a clue
to be ignorant. `How does that work?' `I haven't a clue.'

clue

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