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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

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

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

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

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

tip-tilted British & World English

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

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

felt-tip pen British & World English

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

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 one's hat British & World English

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

tip the scales British & World English

Be the deciding factor; make the critical difference

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

tip one's hand in tip2 British & World English

Reveal one’s intentions inadvertently

tip one's hat in tip2 British & World English

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

the tip of an iceberg British & World English

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

tip off in tip2 British & World English

Put the ball in play by throwing it up between two opponents

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

Almost but not quite brought to mind or spoken

tip the scales in tip2 British & World English

Be the deciding factor; make the critical difference

tip someone the wink in tip3 British & World English

Give someone private information

felt tip in felt-tip pen British & World English

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

tip the scales at in tip2 British & World English

Have a weight of (a specified amount)

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

tip someone off in tip3 British & World English

Give someone information in a discreet or confidential way

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

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

Almost but not quite brought to mind or spoken

tiptoe round/around in tiptoe British & World English

Carefully avoid discussing or dealing with (a difficult or sensitive subject)

tip a page in in tip1 British & World English

(In bookbinding) paste a single page, typically an illustration, to the neighbouring page of a book by a thin line of paste down its inner margin

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

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

Be the deciding factor; make the critical difference

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

Have a weight of (a specified amount)

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

tip1 English Thesaurus

the tip of the spear


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