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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something that helps you succeed in a difficult situation.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Something that helps you succeed in a difficult situation. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To connect or form a relation with.

Usage examples (21)
  • He's a good ally in fight
  • Verb (used with object) : Russia allied itself to France
  • And well you should not, for my ally is the Force.
  • "A little of what I call ally insurance," Morley told me. for more
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  • An "alloy" is a mixture of two or more metals. An "ally" is a close supporter, friend, and helper.
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