1 /tIp/ noun
1 END (C) the end of something, especially something pointed: Use the tip of the brush to paint fine lines. | The tip of her nose was red.
—see also: fingertip
2 MONEY (C) a small amount of additional money that you give to someone, such as a waiter or a taxi driver: Did you leave a tip? | a 10% tip
3 ADVICE (C) a helpful piece of advice
(+ on): Steve gave me some useful tips on how to take good pictures.
4 WASTE (C) BrE an area where unwanted waste is taken and left; dump 2 (1): a rubbish tip
5 UNTIDY (singular) BrE informal an extremely dirty or untidy place: Your room's a real tip! When are you going to clean it?
6 on the tip of your tongue if a word, name etc is on the tip of your tongue, you know it but cannot remember it
7 the tip of the iceberg a small sign of a problem that is much larger: The official statistics are probably only the tip of the iceberg.
8 HORSE RACE (C) informal special information about which horse will win a race
2 verb tipped, tipping
1 FALL (I, T) also tip over/up to fall or turn over, or make something do this: Careful you don't tip the milk jug over! | If you lean on the table, it'll tip up.
2 POUR (T) to pour something from one place or container into another: tip sth out/into/onto etc: She weighed out the flour and tipped it out into a bowl.
3 LEAN (I, T) to lean at an angle instead of being level or straight, or to make something do this: Sit still and don't tip the chair back.
4 MONEY (I, T) to give an additional amount of money to someone such as a waiter or taxi driver: Did you remember to tip the waiter?
5 LIKELY TO SUCCEED (transitive usually passive) especially BrE to say who you think is most likely to be successful at something: tip sb as/for: She's been tipped for promotion. | tip sb/sth to do sth: a horse that was tipped to win
6 COVER be tipped with to have one end covered in something: arrows tipped with poison
7 it's tipping down BrE spoken it is raining
8 tip the balance/scales to give a slight advantage to someone or something: Your support tipped the balance in our favour.
9 tip the scales at to weigh a particular amount before a boxing or wrestling match: He tips the scales at 180 pounds.
10 tip sb the wink BrE informal to give someone secret information
11 tip your hat to AmE to show that you think someone is very good, helpful, successful etc
tip sb off phrasal verb (T) to give someone a secret warning or piece of information, especially to the police about illegal activities: The police must have been tipped off.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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