tip


tip
Ⅰ.
tip [1] NOUN 1) the pointed or rounded extremity of something slender or tapering. 2) a small part fitted to the end of an object.
VERB (tipped, tipping) attach to or cover the tip of.
on the tip of one's tongue — Cf. ↑on the tip of one's tongue
DERIVATIVES tipped adjective.
ORIGIN Old Norse.
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tip [2] VERB (tipped, tipping) 1) overbalance so as to fall or turn over. 2) be or put in a sloping position. 3) empty out (the contents of a container) by holding it at an angle. 4) (it tips down, it is tipping down, etc.) Brit. informal rain heavily. 5) strike or touch lightly.
NOUN 1) Brit. a place where rubbish is left. 2) informal a dirty or untidy place.
tip one's hand — Cf. ↑tip one's hand
tip one's hat — Cf. ↑tip one's hat
ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian.
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tip [3] NOUN 1) a small sum of money given as a reward for services rendered. 2) a piece of practical advice. 3) a prediction or piece of expert information about the likely winner of a race or contest.
VERB (tipped, tipping) 1) give a tip to. 2) Brit. predict as likely to win or achieve something. 3) (tip off) informal give (someone) confidential information.
tip the wink — Cf. ↑tip the wink
ORIGIN probably from TIP(Cf. ↑tipped).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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