- (end, extremity)also: filter tipasparagus tipsshoes with steel tipspuntas (feminine plural) de espárragosthe westernmost tip of Britainzapatos (masculine plural) con punteras de acerohe was standing on the tips of his toesel extremo occidental de Gran Bretañathe tip of the iceberg to have something on the tip of one's tongue her name is on the tip of my tongueestaba de puntillas or (Southern Cone) en puntas de pietengo su nombre en la punta de la lenguaExample 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-
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (tilt) she tipped her chair backthe child tipped the glass upside downechó or inclinó la silla hacia atráshe tipped his hat to the ladiesel niño le dio la vuelta al vaso or (Southern Cone) dio vuelta el vasoto tip the balance o the scalessaludó a las señoras levantándose el sombreroto tip one's hand (American English) [colloquial]inclinar la balanza a su ( or mi etc) favorto tip the scales at something [colloquial]he tipped the scales at 72kgdejar escapar las intenciones1.2 (pour, throw) I tipped the rubbish out of the windowpesó 72 kilosit's tipping it down outside (British English) [colloquial]tiré or (Latin America except River Plate area) boté la basura por la ventanaestá lloviendo a cántarosExample 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.
- 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.
intransitive verb -pp-
- 1 (tilt)inclinarseladearseExample 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 (rubbish dump)Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (mess) [colloquial]your room is a tiptienes el cuarto hecho una pocilgaExample 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.’
- 1 1.1 (helpful hint) take a tip from mehazme casosigue mi consejoExample sentences1.2 (in betting)
- 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.
- 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 tipto give somebody a tipdejar propinahow much should I leave as a tip?darle (una) propina a alguien¿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)we tipped the taxi driver a few dollarsdarle (una) propina ale dimos unos dólares de propina al taxista
- 2 2.1 (predict, forecast) (British English) to tip the winnerhe is widely tipped as the next party leaderpronosticar quién va a ser el ganadorParadise Boy has been tipped for the next racetodos los pronósticos coinciden en que será el próximo líder del partido2.2 (warn, inform)Paradise Boy es el pronóstico or (Southern Cone) la fija para la próxima carrera(American English)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 propinaExample 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.
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