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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: alludere, from ad- 'with' + ludere 'to play'

allude

verb
     
al‧lude

allude to somebody/something

phrasal verb
formal to mention something or someone indirectly:
Rick didn't want to discuss his past, though he alluded darkly to 'some bad things that happened.'

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