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hint

noun  /hɪnt/ us  

hint noun (INDIRECT STATEMENT)

[C] a statement or action that suggests what you think or want in an indirect way: [+ that clause] When he yawned and looked at his watch, I took it as a hint that we should leave. [C] A hint is also a piece of advice that helps you to do something: hints on ways to save money

hint noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a small amount of something: It was the first cool day of September, and there was a hint of autumn in the air.

hint

verb [I/T] /hɪnt/

hint verb [I/T] (SAY INDIRECTLY)

to say or do something that shows in an indirect way what you think or want: [+ that clause] My parents have hinted that they’ll pay for a European vacation after I graduate from college.
(Definition of hint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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