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clue

[ kloo ]
/ klu /
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noun
verb (used with object), clued, clu·ing.
Verb Phrases
clue in,
  1. to provide with useful or reliable information: Clue us in on how these forms are to be filled out.
  2. to make familiar or aware: Has she been clued in about the rules of this office?
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Origin of clue

First recorded in 1350–1400; variant spelling of clew
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British Dictionary definitions for clue

clue
/ (kluː) /

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

Word Origin for clue

C15: variant of clew
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