allude

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Verb[change]

Plain form
allude

Third-person singular
alludes

Past tense
alluded

Past participle
alluded

Present participle
alluding

  1. If you allude to something, bring it up without actually saying it.
    When he mocked her by saying "I'm late! I'm late, for a very important date!", he was clearly alluding to the White Rabbit in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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