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English definition of “allude to sb/sth”

allude to sb/sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with allude   /əˈluːd/ us  
to mention someone or something without talking about him, her, or it directly: She mentioned some trouble that she'd had at home and I guessed she was alluding to her son.Quoting and making references
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