|1.||something that helps to solve a problem or unravel a mystery|
|2.||not to have a clue|
|a. to be completely baffled|
|b. to be completely ignorant or incompetent|
|—vb , clues, cluing, clued|
|4.||a variant spelling of clew|
|[C15: variant of |
Also, clue up. Give someone guiding information, as in It's time someone clued us in on what's happening, or I hope they clue us up soon. This expression, which uses the verb clue in the sense of "inform," is sometimes put simply as clue (as in I'll clue youthis isn't going to work). [Colloquial; mid-1900s] Also see not have a clue.