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; 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 turn up — 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 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

  • 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

  • tip up — PHR V ERG If you tip something up or if it tips up, it moves into a sloping position with one end or side higher than the other. [V P n (not pron)] We had to tip up the bed and the model was in grave danger of falling off it!... [V n P] Tip the… …   English dictionary

  • tip-up — adjective constructed so as to tip up or out of the way the little tip up seat of the taxi • Similar to: ↑collapsible, ↑collapsable …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip up — phrasal verb Word forms tip up : present tense I/you/we/they tip up he/she/it tips up present participle tipping up past tense tipped up past participle tipped up 1) [transitive] to turn a container upside down so that the things inside it come… …   English dictionary

  • To take up the glove — Glove Glove (gl[u^]v), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. gl[=o]f; akin to Icel. gl[=o]fi, cf. Goth. l[=o]fa palm of the hand, Icel. l[=o]fi.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tip-up — a device used in ice fishing. A short rod with the line attached pivots on a short stick sunk into the snow; the end opposite the line attachment tips up when the line is pulled by a fish (and may have a flag). Modern tip ups are often more… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Tip-Up Town USA — Houghton Lake in Michigan where up to 40,000 people can gather for ice fishing, snowmobiling, snow sculpting and fireworks …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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