verb (used with object), clued, clu·ing.
- to provide with useful or reliable information: Clue us in on how these forms are to be filled out.
- to make familiar or aware: Has she been clued in about the rules of this office?
Origin of clue
Examples from the Web for clue
A cynic might say that the report is like the movie Clue, perfectly set up for a multiplicity of endings.
The worship that holds you for a few hours a week becomes, then, the clue to that deep truth inside.
Martin was up on some of the more difficult passages, but managed to guess the wrong character from the clue of “Hodor!”Amy Poehler and George R.R. Martin Play Game of ‘Game of Thrones’|Alex Chancey|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dusty books, smoking pipes, tarot cards, and a Ouija board fill the antique furniture positioning any object as a clue.
The complete and utter lack of compassion or a clue exhibited by these people is shameful in the extreme.
These last furnished the clue to the behaviour of the crows.Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
After a frantic effort, I caught two words—‘Land,’ ‘America’—with positively no clue to their meaning.True Ghost Stories|Hereward Carrington
Not until after the ceremony did I find the clue to the riddle.Abb Aubain and Mosaics|Prosper Mrime
Would he think me very deceitful, I wondered, for giving Max that clue?Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
The colors thus frequently give a clue to the age of pieces.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
British Dictionary definitions for clue
- to be completely baffled
- to be completely ignorant or incompetent