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tip 1

American English: /tɪp/
British English: /tɪp/

noun

  • (end, extremity)
    also: filter tip
    asparagus tips
    puntas (feminine plural) de espárragos
    shoes with steel tips
    zapatos (masculine plural) con punteras de acero
    the westernmost tip of Britain
    el extremo occidental de Gran Bretaña
    he was standing on the tips of his toes
    estaba de puntillas or (Southern Cone) en puntas de pie
    the tip of the iceberg to have something on the tip of one's tongue her name is on the tip of my tongue
    tengo su nombre en la punta de la lengua
    Example sentences
    • His ears are wide at the base, tapering gradually to rounded tips.
    • The tips of her slender fingers were revealed at the openings of the sleeves, her bare feet small but slim.
    • But my favourite Goan destination lies at the other end of the state, at the extreme northern tip.

transitive verb -pp-

  • (cover end, point)
    (cane/umbrella)
    ponerle contera or regatón a
    they tipped their arrows with poison
    envenenaban la punta de las flechas
    the wings are tipped with white
    las alas tienen las puntas blancas

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tip 2
American English: /tɪp/
British English: /tɪp/

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 1.1 (tilt) she tipped her chair back
    echó or inclinó la silla hacia atrás
    the child tipped the glass upside down
    el niño le dio la vuelta al vaso or (Southern Cone) dio vuelta el vaso
    he tipped his hat to the ladies
    saludó a las señoras levantándose el sombrero
    to tip the balance o the scales
    inclinar la balanza a su ( or mi etc) favor
    to tip one's hand (American English) [colloquial]
    dejar escapar las intenciones
    to tip the scales at something [colloquial]he tipped the scales at 72kg
    pesó 72 kilos
    Example sentences
    • He wore hats, tipped slightly to the side, he had the easiest laugh of anybody, he was fluent in English and Japanese and spoke to me like a peer.
    • He had not awaken when the car almost tipped upon its side and rolled, and he had not awaken when Lucas and Brooke raised their voices earlier.
    • I nodded, wiping my dry mouth on the back of my hand before I bent at the waist to pick up my bag and my text book, tilting my head when it tipped dizzily to the side.
    1.2 (pour, throw) I tipped the rubbish out of the window
    tiré or (Latin America except River Plate area) boté la basura por la ventana
    it's tipping it down outside (British English) [colloquial]
    está lloviendo a cántaros
    Example sentences
    • Then he pulled an large Elastoplast of his left forearm and opening a small plastic film container tipped the contents onto the Elastoplast and stuck it onto an inside page in the paper.
    • When the rigmarole of having a bath was over, the bath had to be emptied, dragging the bath to the back door and tipping the contents out into the yard.
    • He'd been through the ground floor of the house, tipping the contents of my handbag into a flower bed and taking the cash, swiftly going through desk drawers.
    Example sentences
    • The usual teams were picked and Emily quickly gained possession of the ball at tip off.
    • Well, right before the game, and I mean right before the tip off, I filled out the book and made sure I handed it to Tom, the ref.
  • 2 (strike lightly)
    darle un toque or golpe ligero a
    she tipped the ball over the net
    mandó la pelota al otro lado de la red con un toque ligero

intransitive verb -pp-

  • 1 (tilt)
    inclinarse
    ladearse
  • 2 (dump rubbish)
    (British English)
    tirar or (Latin America except River Plate area) botar basura/escombros
    no tipping
    prohibido arrojar basura/escombros

noun

(British English)
  • 2 (mess) [colloquial]your room is a tip
    tienes el cuarto hecho una pocilga
    Example sentences
    • Aye, the whole house, it was a real tip, with dirty greasy plates and cups littered all over the place because he somehow couldn't get himself organised tee wash a few things up now and again.
    • The house is an absolute tip with a fridge that makes Old Mother Hubbard look good but there's not much new in that.
    • ‘My own kitchen is very small, and, well, an absolute tip.’
  • 3
    also: coal tip
    vertedero (masculine) de carbón

Phrasal verbs

tip over

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (knock over, upend) 2verb + adverb (fall over, topple)
caerse

tip up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (overturn)
(container)
voltear or (Spain) darle la vuelta a or (Southern Cone) dar vuelta
2verb + adverb (tilt upward)
levantarse

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tip 3
American English: /tɪp/
British English: /tɪp/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (helpful hint) take a tip from me
    hazme caso
    sigue mi consejo
    Example sentences
    • The nutritionist will provide practical advice and helpful tips on how to eat healthily, lose weight, and work more exercise into our already busy lives.
    • This self-help book offers plenty of useful advice and tips which are common sense to all those who enjoy a healthy and positive in-law relationship.
    • Practical advice and tips are set out in a straightforward layout, laced with quizzes of self discovery.
    1.2 (in betting)
    Example sentences
    • There will be tips and predictions from top racing experts ahead of the meeting.
    • My tip for the race was a big disappointment.
    • They'll talk a good race and they'll have good runs from time to time, but it's no reason to follow their tips for the next race.
  • 2 (gratuity) to leave a tip
    dejar propina
    to give somebody a tip
    darle (una) propina a alguien
    how much should I leave as a tip?
    ¿cuánto se deja de propina?
    Example sentences
    • A former agricultural engineer, he makes more money now in tips handing out towels.
    • Certainly in America you will need money for tips very quickly, on arrival for the taxi or coach driver, and then the porter.
    • French restaurants often add up to 15%, but the waiters will still expect a tip if service has been good.

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 (give gratuity to)
    darle (una) propina a
    we tipped the taxi driver a few dollars
    le dimos unos dólares de propina al taxista
    Example sentences
    • After she's had enough, she refuses my money and shyly tips me five bucks.
    • I described to the alleged bagpipes man what I'd be wearing the next day, and said I'd tip him some money - but he had to make sure he said g'day to me.
    • I paid the cabbie, tipping him five dollars in my good mood.
  • 2 2.1 (predict, forecast) (British English) to tip the winner
    pronosticar quién va a ser el ganador
    he is widely tipped as the next party leader
    todos los pronósticos coinciden en que será el próximo líder del partido
    Paradise Boy has been tipped for the next race
    Paradise Boy es el pronóstico or (Southern Cone) la fija para la próxima carrera
    2.2 (warn, inform)
    (American English)
    avisar(le a)
    pasarle el dato a (Southern Cone)
    darle un chivatazo a (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • An informant tipped me off as to where he was seen last, and I was sure that he would still be there.
    • She had remained out of sight as ordered, until their inside information had tipped her off as to the arrival of the target.
    • So they had this informant befriend me and tip me off that I was being monitored.

intransitive verb -pp-

  • (give gratuity)
    dar propina

Phrasal verbs

tip off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(police/criminal)
avisar(le a)
pasarle el dato a (Southern Cone)
darle un chivatazo a (Spain) [colloquial]
somebody had tipped him off
alguien le había avisado ( or le había pasado el dato etc)

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