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tip1 British & World English

The pointed or rounded end or extremity of something slender or tapering

tip2 British & World English

Overbalance so as to fall or turn over

tip3 British & World English

A sum of money given to someone as a reward for a service

tip1 English Thesaurus

the tip of the spear

tip2 English Thesaurus

the hay caught fire when the candle tipped over

tip3 English Thesaurus

he left the waiter a generous tip

tip4 English Thesaurus

sometimes the other player will fool you by just tipping a weak shot over your head

tipped in tip1 British & World English

Attach to or cover the end or extremity of

tip-in British & World English

A score made by tipping a rebound into the basket

tip-up British & World English

Denoting a seat in a theatre or other public place that is designed to tilt up vertically when unoccupied so as to let people pass easily

fly-tip British & World English

Illegally dump waste

hat tip British & World English

(In online contexts) used as an acknowledgement that someone has brought a piece of information to the writer’s attention, or provided the inspiration for a piece of writing

hot tip British & World English

A very reliable prediction or piece of inside information

tip-off British & World English

A piece of information given in a discreet or confidential way

tip-top British & World English

Of the very best class or quality; excellent

top tip British & World English

A small but particularly useful piece of practical advice

tip-off English Thesaurus

arrests came after a tip-off from a member of the public

buff-tip British & World English

A European moth that has buff-coloured wing tips and thoracic hair, giving it the appearance of a twig when at rest

fibre tip British & World English

A pen with a writing point made of tightly packed fibres which hold the ink

foul tip British & World English

A pitched ball that tips off the bat and travels directly to the catcher’s hands. Unlike a foul ball, a foul tip can be a batter’s third strike

wing tip British & World English

The tip of the wing of an aircraft or of a bird or other flying animal

filter tip British & World English

A filter attached to a cigarette for removing impurities from the inhaled smoke

orange tip British & World English

A cream-coloured butterfly of both Eurasia and North America, the male (and sometimes the female) of which has orange tips to the forewings

tip-tilted British & World English

(Especially of a person’s nose) turned up at the tip

felt-tip pen British & World English

A pen with a writing point made of felt or other tightly packed fibres

tip one's hat British & World English

Raise or touch one’s hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone

tip-and-run British & World English

An informal way of playing cricket in which the batsman must run after every hit

tip one's hand British & World English

Reveal one’s intentions inadvertently

tip the scales British & World English

Be the deciding factor; make the critical difference

tip the bucket on British & World English

Make damaging revelations about (someone or something)

tip the scales at British & World English

Have a weight of (a specified amount)

tip someone the wink British & World English

Give someone private information

the tip of an iceberg British & World English

The small perceptible part of a much larger situation or problem that remains hidden

on the tip of one's tongue British & World English

Almost but not quite brought to mind or spoken

felt tip in felt-tip pen British & World English

A pen with a writing point made of felt or other tightly packed fibres

tiptoe British & World English

Walk quietly and carefully with one’s heels raised and one’s weight on the balls of the feet

tooltip British & World English

A message which appears when a cursor is positioned over an icon, image, hyperlink, or other element in a graphical user interface

fingertip British & World English

The tip of a finger

the tip of an iceberg in iceberg British & World English

The small perceptible part of a much larger situation or problem that remains hidden

tip one's hand in tip2 British & World English

Reveal one’s intentions inadvertently

tip one's hat or cap in tip2 British & World English

Raise or touch one’s hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone

on the tip of one's tongue in tip1 British & World English

Almost but not quite brought to mind or spoken

tip or turn the scales or balance in tip2 British & World English

Be the deciding factor; make the critical difference

tip someone off in tip3 English Thesaurus

the fact that they were so calm should have tipped him off that something was wrong

tip or drop or turn the bucket on in bucket British & World English

Make damaging revelations about (someone or something)

tip or turn the scales at in tip2 British & World English

Have a weight of (a specified amount)

tip someone the wink in tip3 British & World English

Give someone private information

the tip of an or the iceberg in iceberg British & World English

The small perceptible part of a much larger situation or problem that remains hidden


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