hint at

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hint at

: to talk about (something) in an indirect way
  • He's been hinting at the possibility of running for mayor.
  • The history textbook only hinted at the racial prejudice of that era.

Word by Word Definitions

hint play
  1. : opportunity, turn

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

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

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

  2. : to give an indirect suggestion or piece of evidence that leads one toward the solution of a problem : to give a hint


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