To tip off
Tip Tip, v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently.] 1. To strike slightly; to tap. [1913 Webster]

A third rogue tips me by the elbow. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to; as, to tip a servant. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

3. To lower one end of, or to throw upon the end; to tilt; as, to tip a cask; to tip a cart. [1913 Webster]

{To tip off}, to pour out, as liquor.

{To tip over}, to overturn.

{To tip the wink}, to direct a wink; to give a hint or suggestion by, or as by, a wink. [Slang] --Pope.

{To tip up}, to turn partly over by raising one end. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To tip off — Tip Tip, v. i. To fall on, or incline to, one side. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] {To tip off}, to fall off by tipping. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn off — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To top off — Top Top, v. t. 1. To cover on the top; to tip; to cap; chiefly used in the past participle. [1913 Webster] Like moving mountains topped with snow. Waller. [1913 Webster] A mount Of alabaster, topped with golden spires. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tip over — Tip Tip, v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently.] 1. To strike slightly; to tap. [1913 Webster] A third rogue tips me by the elbow. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tip the wink — Tip Tip, v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently.] 1. To strike slightly; to tap. [1913 Webster] A third rogue tips me by the elbow. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tip up — Tip Tip, v. t. [Cf. LG. tippen to tap, Sw. tippa, and E. tap to strike gently.] 1. To strike slightly; to tap. [1913 Webster] A third rogue tips me by the elbow. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To bestow a gift, or douceur, upon; to give a present to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tip off — verb give insider information or advise to He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot • Syn: ↑tip • Derivationally related forms: ↑tip (for: ↑tip), ↑tip off …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip off — v. (D; tr.) ( to inform ) to tip off about * * * [ tɪp ɒf] (D; tr.) ( to inform ) to tip off about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tip-off — n 1.) informal a secret warning or piece of information, especially one given to the police about illegal activities ▪ The arrests came after a tip off from a member of the public. 2.) AmE informal something that shows you that something is true …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tip-off — tip ,off noun count 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a sign that something exists or is likely to happen: I think the fact that she isn t here should be a tip off that she isn t interested. 2. ) in basketball, an occasion when the ball is thrown into the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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