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English definition of “clue”

clue

noun [C] uk   /kluː/ us  
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.Solving and solutions
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