There are 2 translations of tip in Spanish:

tip1

Pronunciation: /tɪp/

n

  • 1 (end, extremity) punta (f); (of stick, umbrella) contera (f), regatón (m)
    (filter tip)
    filtro (m) asparagus tips puntas (fpl) de espárragos shoes with steel tips zapatos (mpl) 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 (CS) en puntas de pie the tip of the iceberg la punta del iceberg to have sth on the tip of one's tongue tener* algo en la punta de la lengua her name is on the tip of my tongue tengo su nombre en la punta de la lengua
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    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 (helpful hint) consejo (m) (práctico) take a tip from me hazme caso, sigue mi consejo 2.2 (in betting) pronóstico (m), fija (f) (CS)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 (gratuity) propina (f) to leave a tip dejar propina to give sb a tip darle* (una) propina a algn how much should I leave as a tip? ¿cuánto se deja de propina?
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    • 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.
  • 4 (BrE) 4.1 (rubbish dump) vertedero (m) (de basuras), basurero (m), basural (m) (AmL) 4.2 (mess) [colloquial/familiar] your room is a tip tienes el cuarto hecho una pocilga
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    • 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.’
    4.3
    (coal tip)
    vertedero (m) de carbón
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    • Red-faced environment chiefs today pledged there will be no repeat of the Hampshire scandal which saw tons of recyclable waste dumped in rubbish tips.
    • It's bulk that fills up the rubbish tips, and plastic bottles are the bulkiest component by weight that we have to dispose of.
    • The pictures are mostly industrial landscapes like gas works or junk yards and rubbish tips.

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adj
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Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 2 translations of tip in Spanish:

tip2

vt (-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
  • 2 2.1 (tilt) inclinar 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 (CS) 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 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] dejar escapar las intenciones to tip the scales at sth [colloquial/familiar] he tipped the scales at 72kg pesó 72 kilos 2.2 (pour, throw) tirar, botar (AmL exc RPl) I tipped the rubbish out of the window tiré or (AmL exc RPl) boté la basura por la ventana it's tipping it down outside (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] está lloviendo a cántaros
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 3.1 (predict, forecast) (BrE) 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 (CS) la fija para la próxima carrera 3.2 (warn, inform) (AmE) avisar(le a), pasarle el dato a (CS) , darle* un chivatazo a (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]
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    • 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.
  • 4 (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
  • 5 (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

vi (-pp-)

  • 1 (give gratuity) dar* propina
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    • 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 (tilt) inclinarse, ladearse
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    • 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.
  • 3 (dump rubbish) (BrE) tirar or (AmL exc RPl) botar basura/escombros no tipping prohibido arrojar basura/escombros

Phrasal verbs

tip off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[police/criminal] avisar(le a), pasarle el dato a (CS) , darle* un chivatazo a (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] somebody had tipped him off alguien le había avisado ( or le había pasado el dato etc)

tip over

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (knock over, upend) volcar* 1.1v + adv (fall over, topple) caerse*

tip up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (overturn) [container] voltear or (Esp) darle* la vuelta a or (CS) dar* vuelta 1.1v + adv (tilt upward) levantarse

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.