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noun [countable] clue pronunciation in American English /klu/ 
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  1. 1
    an object or fact that someone discovers that helps them solve a crime or mystery
    search for/look for/find a clue:

    Detectives were brought in to help search for clues.

    clue to/as to/about:

    Police still have no clues as to the identity of the killer.

    1. a.
      a piece of information that helps explain a situation or provide a solution to a problem
      clue to/as to/about:

      His expressionless face gave her no clue as to what he was thinking.

      These writings provide clues to the crisis in Dickens' private life.

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