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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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    a word or phrase provided to help you find an answer in a crossword
    1. a.
      a word or phrase that helps you to guess another word or phrase
      “Know who I saw in town today?” “Give me a clue.”

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