give me a hint

give me a hint
tell me part of the answer, say a word to help me
  

I can't guess the name of your new boyfriend. Give me a hint.


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  • give someone a hint — phrase to give someone a small piece of information that helps them to guess something Thesaurus: being careful about what you saysynonym Main entry: hint …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a hint — to give someone a small piece of information that helps them to guess something …   English dictionary

  • give points to — 1. To give odds to 2. To give an advantageous hint on any subject • • • Main Entry: ↑point …   Useful english dictionary

  • hint — hint1 [ hınt ] noun ** 1. ) count something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly: hint that: He seemed so relaxed and gave no hint that anything was wrong. take a/the hint (=understand what someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hint — hint1 [hınt] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from hent act of seizing (16 17 centuries), from Old English hentan to seize ] 1.) something that you say or do to suggest something to someone, without telling them directly ▪ There have been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hint — 01. I don t know the answer; could you just give me a little [hint] to help me? 02. Jennifer gave no [hint] that anything was wrong, but apparently things are going quite badly between her and Ted. 03. What did you get me for Christmas? Come on,… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • hint — hinter, n. /hint/, n. 1. an indirect, covert, or helpful suggestion; clue: Give me a hint as to his identity. 2. a very slight or hardly noticeable amount; soupçon: a hint of garlic in the salad dressing. 3. perceived indication or suggestion;… …   Universalium

  • hint — I UK [hɪnt] / US noun Word forms hint : singular hint plural hints ** 1) [countable] something that you say to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly hint that: Was this a hint that he d had enough of her company for… …   English dictionary

  • hint*/ — [hɪnt] noun I 1) [C] something that you say in order to show what you are thinking or feeling, without saying it directly She hoped he would take the hint and leave her alone.[/ex] Sam keeps dropping hints about what he wants for his… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hint — [hint] n. [prob. var. of HENT] 1. a slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion [a hint that we should leave] 2. a very small amount or degree; trace [a hint of spice] 3. Obs. an… …   English World dictionary

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