hintnounuk us /hɪnt/
hint noun (INDIRECT STATEMENT)
- He doesn't take hints very easily, but he'll catch on to what you're saying eventually.
- He hasn't announced his decision officially, but he's dropped several hints.
- Margaret dropped a hint that she'd like to come to the party.
- They dropped several hints that they were about to get married.
- You have to be blunt with him. He can't take a hint.
hint noun (ADVICE)
hint noun (SMALL AMOUNT)
hintverb [I]uk us /hɪnt/
- My boss hinted that I'm being considered for promotion.
- The minister hinted that he was about to resign.
- They've been hinting at the possibility of launching a take-over bid.
- Sometimes it's better to hint at the truth rather than state it directly.
- The report hinted at the likely outcome.