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clue

[kluː] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. клубок, моток (ниток, пряжи)

    2. ключ (к разгадке чего-л.)

    3. улика

    4. путеводная нить

    5. нить (рассуждений, рассказа); ход мыслей

  2. гл.

    1. = clue in, clue up сообщить (кому-л. о чём-л.), информировать

    2. раскрыть секрет, тайну

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clue

[kluː]

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ключ (к разгадке)

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Examples from texts

No leads, not a clue.
Никаких следов.
Murakami, Haruki / Dance, dance, danceМураками, Харуки / Дэнс, дэнс, дэнс
Дэнс, дэнс, дэнс
Мураками, Харуки
© Haruki Murakami 1991 "Dansu, dansu, dansu"
© Дмитрий Коваленин, 2001
Dance, dance, dance
Murakami, Haruki
© 1994 by Kodansha International Ltd.
The next stage, however, ended as that one ended; we had no new clue.
Но следующий перегон окончился тем же, что и предыдущий, – мы не узнали ничего нового.
Dickens, Charles / Bleak HouseДиккенс, Чарльз / Холодный дом
Холодный дом
Диккенс, Чарльз
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1960
Bleak House
Dickens, Charles
© 1894, by Macmillan & Co.
I mean, if I'd known the ideas you were getting . . . if I'd had any clue . . . '
Если б я знал, какие мысли могли у тебя возникнуть... если б я...
King, Stephen / Bag of BonesКинг, Стивен / Мешок с костями
Мешок с костями
Кинг, Стивен
© 1998 Стивен Кинг
© 1999, АСТ
© перевод В. Вебера
Bag of Bones
King, Stephen
© 1998 by Stephen King
I watched the flat building for two months for a clue.
Я два месяца наблюдал за этим домом, ища какого-нибудь указания.
O.Henry / The SleuthsГенри, О. / Сыщики
Сыщики
Генри, О.
The Sleuths
O.Henry
School officials were inexplicably afraid that we'd throw snowballs packed with glass shards or razor blades, though I had no clue how they thought we'd get a hold of that kind of stuff in the first place.
Наши наставники непонятно почему опасались, что в снежках могут оказаться осколки стекла или бритвенные лезвия, хотя я, убей меня, не понимала откуда.
Mead, Richelle / FrostbiteМид, Райчел / Ледяной укус
Ледяной укус
Мид, Райчел
© Перевод. Б.Жужунава. 2009
© Издание на русском языке, ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© 2008 Richelle Mead
Frostbite
Mead, Richelle
© 2008 Richelle Mead
The detective's earlier conversation with Tonio sprang unbidden into sharp focus. With his drugs and notes destroyed, only Jarvis himself had the clue now to the elimination of Transition.
К Тиреллу пришла незваная мысль: внезапно припомнив их недавний разговор с Тонио, детектив подумал, что, поскольку все препараты и записи были уничтожены, теперь только сам Джарвис имеет понятие о том, как уничтожить Переход.
Zahn, Timothy / A Coming Of AgeЗан, Тимоти / Планета по имени Тигрис
Планета по имени Тигрис
Зан, Тимоти
© 1985 by Timothy Zahn
© Перевод. И. Рассохин, В. Иванов, 2006
© Издание на русском языке ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
A Coming Of Age
Zahn, Timothy
© 1985 by Timothy Zahn
Rachel shook her head, drawing both Gray and Vigor’s attention. “Don’t forget this clue is buried in a crypt.
Рейчел помотала головой, чтобы привлечь их внимание: – Не забывайте, что эта подсказка находится в склепе.
Rollins, James / Map of BonesРоллинс, Джеймс / Кости волхвов
Кости волхвов
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
© А. Новиков, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Map of Bones
Rollins, James
© 2005 by Jim Czajkowski
He knew the old gentleman's character well; and a more unscrupulous old - whyou - he did not conclude the sentence, but walked home, curling his mustachios, and convinced he had found a clue to Mrs. Bute's mystery.
Проделки почтенного родителя были ему известны. Более бессовестного старого греховодника... фью-ю!.. И, не окончив фразы, он зашагал домой, покручивая усы и вполне уверенный, что им найден ключ к загадочному поведению миссис Бьют.
Thackeray, William Makepeace / Vanity FairТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Ярмарка тщеславия
Ярмарка тщеславия
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
Vanity Fair
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 2001
There's a clue somewhere; wait a bit; hist-hark! By Jove, I have it!
Тут где-то должен быть ключ к загадке; подождите-ка; тс-с-с, минутку; ей-богу, я его раздобыл!
Melville, Herman / Moby Dick Or The WhaleМелвилл, Герман / Моби Дик, или Белый Кит
Моби Дик, или Белый Кит
Мелвилл, Герман
© Издательство «Художественная литература», 1981
Moby Dick Or The Whale
Melville, Herman
© Northwestern University Press and The Newberry Library, 1988
You do things and do things and nobody really has a clue.
Ты поступаешь так, поступаешь иначе, и никто ни о чем понятия не имеет.
Updike, John / Rabbit, RunАпдайк, Джон / Кролик, беги
Кролик, беги
Апдайк, Джон
© Издательство «Правда», 1990
Rabbit, Run
Updike, John
© 1998 by Ballantine Books
The man has his money and his directions, and he will follow the women in the event of his finding any clue.
Ему даны деньги и велено последовать за ними, если он их разыщет или обнаружит их следы.
Collins, Wilkie / The Woman in WhiteКоллинз, Уилки / Женщина в белом
Женщина в белом
Коллинз, Уилки
© "Издательство Академии наук Казахской ССР", 1959
The Woman in White
Collins, Wilkie
© 2009 Cassia Press
Maybe I was so certain I had to be here because I was meant to get some clue about Elizabeth and Elliott tonight.
Не зря же мой внутренний голос так настойчиво требовал, чтобы я пришла сюда! Может, мне будет дана подсказка насчет судьбы Элизабет и Элиота?
Cast, P.C.,Cast, Kristin / MarkedКаст, Филис,Каст, Кристин / Меченая
Меченая
Каст, Филис,Каст, Кристин
© St. Martin's Griffin Press, LLC, New York, 2007
© ЗАО "ОЛМА Медиа Групп", издание, перевод, 2009
Marked
Cast, P.C.,Cast, Kristin
© 2007 by P. С. Cast and Kristin Cast
I'm very glad I heard from you about that girl; it's another clue for me.
Я очень рад, что от тебя про эту девочку услыхал; теперь я на другой след попал.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The Insulted and InjuredДостоевский, Фёдор / Униженные и оскорблённые
Униженные и оскорблённые
Достоевский, Фёдор
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1955
The Insulted and Injured
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
They were big hands, and the camera was jiggling around irritatingly trying to see the clue in question.
Я увидел громадные ручищи, вокруг них нервозно суетилась камера, пытаясь увидеть, что они прячут.
Harrison, Harry / The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the CircusГаррисон, Гарри / Стальная Крыса на манеже
Стальная Крыса на манеже
Гаррисон, Гарри
© 1999 by Harry Harrison
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", Издательство "Александр Корженевский", 2008
© Перевод. Г. Корчагин, 2002
The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus
Harrison, Harry
© 1999 by Harry Harrison
I'm skimming . . . but none of this reads like a clue."
– Я понимаю, что скольжу по поверхности, не вникая в текст, но ничего даже отдаленно похожего на ключ не вижу.
Brown, Dan / Angels and DemonsБраун, Дэн / Ангелы и демоны
Ангелы и демоны
Браун, Дэн
© Dan Brown, 2000
© Перевод. Г.Б. Косов, 2004
© ООО «Издательство ACT», 2005
Angels and Demons
Brown, Dan
© 2000 by Dan Brown

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kluːNounклубок; мотокExamples

a small clue of yarn — маленький моток пряжи

User translations

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  1. 1.

    зацепка расследовании и т.д.)

    translation added by Pavel D.
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Collocations

diagnostic clue
диагностический "ключ"
diagnostic clue
диагностический критерий
functional clue bearer
носитель функционального ключевого стимула
diagnostic clue
диагностический ключ
not have a clue
не иметь знаний о предмете
I haven’t got a clue.
Не имею ни малейшего представления.

Word forms

clue

verb
Basic forms
Pastclued
Imperativeclue
Present Participle (Participle I)cluing
Past Participle (Participle II)clued
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I cluewe clue
you clueyou clue
he/she/it cluesthey clue
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am cluingwe are cluing
you are cluingyou are cluing
he/she/it is cluingthey are cluing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have cluedwe have clued
you have cluedyou have clued
he/she/it has cluedthey have clued
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been cluingwe have been cluing
you have been cluingyou have been cluing
he/she/it has been cluingthey have been cluing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I cluedwe clued
you cluedyou clued
he/she/it cluedthey clued
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was cluingwe were cluing
you were cluingyou were cluing
he/she/it was cluingthey were cluing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had cluedwe had clued
you had cluedyou had clued
he/she/it had cluedthey had clued
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been cluingwe had been cluing
you had been cluingyou had been cluing
he/she/it had been cluingthey had been cluing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will cluewe shall/will clue
you will clueyou will clue
he/she/it will cluethey will clue
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be cluingwe shall/will be cluing
you will be cluingyou will be cluing
he/she/it will be cluingthey will be cluing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have cluedwe shall/will have clued
you will have cluedyou will have clued
he/she/it will have cluedthey will have clued
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been cluingwe shall/will have been cluing
you will have been cluingyou will have been cluing
he/she/it will have been cluingthey will have been cluing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would cluewe should/would clue
you would clueyou would clue
he/she/it would cluethey would clue
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be cluingwe should/would be cluing
you would be cluingyou would be cluing
he/she/it would be cluingthey would be cluing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have cluedwe should/would have clued
you would have cluedyou would have clued
he/she/it would have cluedthey would have clued
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been cluingwe should/would have been cluing
you would have been cluingyou would have been cluing
he/she/it would have been cluingthey would have been cluing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am cluedwe are clued
you are cluedyou are clued
he/she/it is cluedthey are clued
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being cluedwe are being clued
you are being cluedyou are being clued
he/she/it is being cluedthey are being clued
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been cluedwe have been clued
you have been cluedyou have been clued
he/she/it has been cluedthey have been clued
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was cluedwe were clued
you were cluedyou were clued
he/she/it was cluedthey were clued
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being cluedwe were being clued
you were being cluedyou were being clued
he/she/it was being cluedthey were being clued
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been cluedwe had been clued
you had been cluedyou had been clued
he/she/it had been cluedthey had been clued
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be cluedwe shall/will be clued
you will be cluedyou will be clued
he/she/it will be cluedthey will be clued
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been cluedwe shall/will have been clued
you will have been cluedyou will have been clued
he/she/it will have been cluedthey will have been clued

clue

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseclueclues
Possessive caseclue'sclues'