- to draw up the bottom edge of (a curtain, drop, etc.) and fold out of view; bag.
- to secure (lines) with a clew.
Idioms about clew
- to carry a large amount of sail.
- to present an impressive appearance.
Origin of clew
Words nearby clew
How to use clew in a sentence
But if the comrades preserve silence, all will be well, for I was careful to leave no clew.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
It is not a common one, and if given to the papers, may result in our receiving a clew to a mystery which seems impenetrable.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
He did not see him, yet another man gave him the clew and unwittingly directed him to the house of Citizen Fargeau.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
Mr. Nepean, I think, has indeed opened himself at last, and given a pretty plain clew to their disposition not to support you.History of Prince Edward Island|Duncan Campbell
The label on a trade package of Hydronaphthol gives no clew as to the nature of the product.