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clue

noun [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 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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in Arabic دَليل…
in Korean 단서…
in Malaysian petunjuk…
in French indice…
in Turkish ipucu…
in Italian indizio, indicazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 線索, 跡象, 提示…
in Russian улика, подсказка…
in Polish wskazówka…
in Vietnamese đầu mố…
in Spanish pista, indicio…
in Portuguese pista, dica…
in Thai ร่องรอย…
in German der Anhaltspunkt…
in Catalan pista…
in Japanese 手がかり、ヒント…
in Indonesian petunjuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 线索, 迹象, 提示…
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