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
British Dictionary definitions for clue in
- to be completely baffled
- to be completely ignorant or incompetent
verb clues, cluing or clued
Word Origin for clue
Idioms and Phrases with clue in
Also, clue up. Give someone guiding information, as in It's time someone clued us in on what's happening, or I hope they clue us up soon. This expression, which uses the verb clue in the sense of “inform,” is sometimes put simply as clue (as in I'll clue you—this isn't going to work). [Colloquial; mid-1900s] Also see not have a clue.