get/take the hint

Definition of get/take the hint

  1. :  to understand what someone is suggesting when he or she says something in an indirect way When she told me how much work she had to do, I got/took the hint and left.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  opportunity, turn

    :  a statement that expresses indirectly what one prefers not to say explicitly

    :  an indirect or general suggestion for how to do or solve something

  1. :  to convey indirectly and by allusion rather than explicitly

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clearly seen through or understood

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