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English definition of “hint”

hint

noun [C] (INDIRECT STATEMENT)    /hɪnt/
B2 something that you say or do that shows, but not directly, what you think or want: [+ that] He's dropped (= given) several hints to the boss that he'll quit if he doesn't get a promotion. Did she give you any hints about where she was going? You can't take (= understand) a hint, can you? Just go away and leave me alone!Suggestions and proposals
(Definition of hint noun (INDIRECT STATEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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