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1 tip /ˈtɪp/ verb
tips; tipped; tipping
1 tip
/ˈtɪp/
verb
tips; tipped; tipping
Learner's definition of TIP
: to turn or move something so that it is not straight or level : to cause something to lean or slant : tilt
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] chiefly British : to cause (something) to move or fall from a place, container, etc.

tip over

[phrasal verb]
tip over or tip (something) over or tip over (something)
: to fall over or to cause (something) to fall over

tip the scales

or tip the balance : to change a situation so that one person, group, etc., is more able or likely to succeed : to give an advantage to someone or something
tip the scales at : to have (a specified weight)

tip up

[phrasal verb]
tip (something) up or tip up (something)
: to move or cause (something) to move so that one end is lifted up

tip your cap/hat

: to touch your hat or cap or to lift it off your head as a way of greeting or saying goodbye to someone
used informally to say that you admire or respect someone

tip your hand

: to show what you are planning to do
compare 4tip, 6tip, 8tip
2 tip /ˈtɪp/ noun
plural tips
2 tip
/ˈtɪp/
noun
plural tips
Learner's definition of TIP
[singular] : the act of touching your hat or cap or lifting it off your head as a way of greeting or saying goodbye to someone : the act of tipping your hat
[count] British
: a place where rubbish is left : dump
informal : a very messy place : dump
compare 3tip, 5tip, 7tip, 9tip
3 tip /ˈtɪp/ noun
plural tips
3 tip
/ˈtɪp/
noun
plural tips
Learner's definition of TIP
[count]
: the end of something that is usually long and thin

on the tip of your tongue

◊ If a word, name, etc., is on the tip of your tongue, you know it but cannot remember it.
◊ If a statement is on the tip of your tongue, you nearly say it but decide not to say it.

the tip of the iceberg

see iceberg
compare 2tip, 5tip, 7tip, 9tip
4 tip /ˈtɪp/ verb
tips; tipped; tipping
4 tip
/ˈtɪp/
verb
tips; tipped; tipping
Learner's definition of TIP
[+ object] sports
: to hit or push (a moving ball or hockey puck) lightly so that it changes direction see also tip-in

tip off

[phrasal verb] of a basketball game
: 1start
see also 2tip-off
compare 1tip, 6tip, 8tip
5 tip /ˈtɪp/ noun
plural tips
5 tip
/ˈtɪp/
noun
plural tips
Learner's definition of TIP
[count] sports
: an act of lightly pushing or hitting a moving ball or hockey puck to make it change direction
compare 2tip, 3tip, 7tip, 9tip
6 tip /ˈtɪp/ verb
tips; tipped; tipping
6 tip
/ˈtɪp/
verb
tips; tipped; tipping
Learner's definition of TIP
[+ object]
: to give useful or secret information to (someone)
see also tip off (below)
British : to say that someone or something is likely to succeed, win, etc.

tip off

[phrasal verb]
tip (someone) off or tip off (someone)
: to give useful or secret information to (someone)
see also 1tip-off

tip (someone) the wink

British, informal
: to give secret information to (someone)
compare 1tip, 4tip, 8tip
7 tip /ˈtɪp/ noun
plural tips
7 tip
/ˈtɪp/
noun
plural tips
Learner's definition of TIP
[count]
: a piece of advice or useful information
: a piece of secret information given by a person who has special knowledge about something
compare 2tip, 3tip, 5tip, 9tip
8 tip /ˈtɪp/ verb
tips; tipped; tipping
8 tip
/ˈtɪp/
verb
tips; tipped; tipping
Learner's definition of TIP
: to give an extra amount of money to someone who performs a service for you : to give a tip to (someone)
[+ object]
[no object]
compare 1tip, 4tip, 6tip

— tipper

/ˈtɪpɚ/ noun, plural tippers [count]
9 tip /ˈtɪp/ noun
plural tips
9 tip
/ˈtɪp/
noun
plural tips
Learner's definition of TIP
[count]
: an extra amount of money that you give to someone (such as a waitress or waiter) who performs a service for you
compare 2tip, 3tip, 5tip, 7tip
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