Definition of hint verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hint

 verb
verb
NAmE//hɪnt//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hint
 
he / she / it hints
 
past simple hinted
 
-ing form hinting
 
 
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to suggest something in an indirect way hint at something What are you hinting at? hint (that)… They hinted (that) there might be more job losses. + speech “I might know something about it,” he hinted.
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