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cluenoun [C]

uk   /kluː/  us   /kluː/
B2 a sign or some information that helps you to find the answer to a problem, question, or mystery: Police are still looking for clues in their search for the missing girl. I'm never going to guess the answer if you don't give me a clue.

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cluenoun [C]

 us   /klu/
information that helps you to find the answer to a problem, question, or mystery: For five months, Russell remained a fugitive, leaving no clues as to his whereabouts.
(Definition of clue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clue”
in Korean 단서…
in Arabic دَليل…
in Malaysian petunjuk…
in French indice…
in Russian улика, подсказка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 線索, 跡象, 提示…
in Italian indizio, indicazione…
in Turkish ipucu…
in Polish wskazówka…
in Spanish pista, indicio…
in Vietnamese đầu mố…
in Portuguese pista, dica…
in Thai ร่องรอย…
in German der Anhaltspunkt…
in Catalan pista…
in Japanese 手がかり、ヒント…
in Chinese (Simplified) 线索, 迹象, 提示…
in Indonesian petunjuk…
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