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English definition of “hint”

hint

noun [C] (INDIRECT STATEMENT)   /hɪnt/
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. A hint is also a piece of advice that helps you to do something: hints on ways to save money
(Definition of hint noun (INDIRECT STATEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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