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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Evidence that helps to solve a problem; A ball of yarn or cord or thread v. - Roll into a ball.

Usage examples (33)
  • Mr. Travers had what he considered a tangible clew.
  • "It's a clew -- a sure clew," said Dave to himself.
  • In this way much time passed, but no clew was found.
  • Naturally we agents thought we could get a clew here. for more
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  • The "clew" (part of a sail) is the "clou" (point of interest) in this case, as it is the main "clue" (piece of evidence) that will lead us to a solution.
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