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"clue" in British English

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cluenoun [C]

uk   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 ​theirsearch for the ​missinggirl. I'm never going to ​guess the ​answer if you don't give me a clue.

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(Definition of clue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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