Definition of clue verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clue

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kluː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clue
BrE BrE//kluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kluː//
 
he / she / it clues
BrE BrE//kluːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kluːz//
 
past simple clued
BrE BrE//kluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kluːd//
 
past participle clued
BrE BrE//kluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kluːd//
 
-ing form clueing
BrE BrE//ˈkluːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkluːɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: variant of clew. The original sense was ‘a ball of thread’; this was used to guide a person out of a labyrinth. Sense (1) dates from the early 17th cent. Phrasal Verbsclue somebody in (on something)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clue