Meaning of “allude to sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"allude to sb/sth" in British English

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allude to sb/sth

formal
phrasal verb with allude uk /əˈluːd/ us /əˈluːd/ verb

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.

(Definition of “allude to sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)