Definition of tip-off in English:

tip-off

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noun

informal
A piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way: arrests came after a tip-off from a member of the public
More example sentences
  • If you have tip-offs or confidential information about possible terrorist activity, call the police anti-terrorist hotline.
  • And police today praised the high quality of information from tip-offs which has led to the surge in arrests.
  • Police have urged residents to keep calling them with information after a tip-off led to an arrest.
Synonyms
piece of information, message, alert, prompt, warning, forewarning; hint, idea, cue, clue, lead; information received, evidence, advice, information, notification

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