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hint (something) to (someone)

To indirectly suggest or insinuate something to someone. If you've got a problem with me, please don't hint it to my boss—just talk to me. I tried hinting my interest in Joe to his best friend, but it doesn't seem to have done any good.
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hint something to someone

to give a hint or clue to someone. I thought she was leaving. She hinted that to me. She wasn't hinting anything to you! You made it all up!
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References in classic literature ?
He called kicking a footman downstairs a hint to the latter to leave his service.
Summary: Berlin [Germany], Aug 6 (ANI): Ahead of the IFA trade show, LG has sent out invites throwing a subtle hint to the company's plan of introducing a dual-screen smartphone.
dubai - Luis Carvajal Jr, the highly successful US-based trainer, hopes to guide Imperial Hint to Dubai Golden Shaheen victory at the Dubai World Cup on Saturday.
The device then adds the hint to the picture in the form of the password characters spread across the lines of the palm.
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The company is expects Hint to help distinguish the retailer by elevating the denim selection.
For each test state, there are two requirements for a hint to be available: 1) there must be a "matching" state in the MDP, and 2) the "matching" state must not be a leaf in the MDP.
This information is exchanged when a client receives a hint from another client, or uses a hint to contact another client.