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; 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]


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  • tip the wink to somebody — tip sb the ˈwink | tip the ˈwink to sb idiom (BrE, informal) to give sb secret information that they can use to gain an advantage for themselves • There s no way he would have bought those shares if someone in the company hadn t tipped him the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the wink — ► tip the wink Brit. informal secretly give confidential information to. Main Entry: ↑tip …   English terms dictionary

  • tip the wink — tip (someone) the wink Brit informal : to give secret information to (someone) How could he have known about the plan? Someone must have tipped him the wink. • • • Main Entry: ↑tip tip (someone) the wink see ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the wink — tip (someone) the wink British & Australian, old fashioned to secretly give someone a piece of information that will help them. So if you hear of any jobs going in your department, just tip me the wink, would you? …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip somebody the wink — tip sb the ˈwink | tip the ˈwink to sb idiom (BrE, informal) to give sb secret information that they can use to gain an advantage for themselves • There s no way he would have bought those shares if someone in the company hadn t tipped him the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip someone the wink — To convey a secret hint • • • Main Entry: ↑tip tip someone the wink (informal) To give someone a useful hint • • • Main Entry: ↑wink * * * tip someone the wink british informal phrase …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip someone the wink — tip (someone) the wink British & Australian, old fashioned to secretly give someone a piece of information that will help them. So if you hear of any jobs going in your department, just tip me the wink, would you? …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip one the wink — phrasal : to give one a hint, suggestion, signal by or as if by a wink tipped him the wink as he passed, so he went over there Richard Llewellyn …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip someone the wink — British informal to give someone secret information …   English dictionary

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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