tip-in

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[tip-in]

noun Basketball.


Nearby words

  1. tip off,
  2. tip one's hand,
  3. tip sheet,
  4. tip the balance,
  5. tip truck,
  6. tip-off,
  7. tip-on,
  8. tip-tilted,
  9. tip-up,
  10. tip-up table

tip-in

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[tip-in]

noun

tip

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[tip]

noun

a slender or pointed end or extremity, especially of anything long or tapered: the tips of the fingers.
the top, summit, or apex: the tip of the mountain.
a small piece or part, as of metal or leather, forming or covering the extremity of something: a cane with a rubber tip.
Also called tip-in, tip-on. an insert, as an illustration, map, or errata slip, pasted to a page of a book, magazine, etc., usually along the binding margin.
a small, delicate tool made of fine hair cemented between two cards, for applying gold leaf.

verb (used with object), tipped, tip·ping.

to furnish with a tip.
to serve as or form the tip of.
to mark or adorn the tip of.
to remove the tip or stem of (berries or certain fruits or vegetables).
to frost the ends of (hair strands): I'm having my hair cut and tipped tomorrow.

Verb Phrases

tip in, Bookbinding. to paste the inner margin of (a map, illustration, or other plate) into a signature before gathering.

Origin of tip

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1175–1225; Middle English; compare Dutch, Low German, Danish tip, Swedish tipp, German zipf- in Zipfel tip

Related formstip·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tip in

tip

1

noun

the extreme end of something, esp a narrow or pointed end
the top or summit
a small piece forming an extremity or enda metal tip on a cane

verb tips, tipping or tipped (tr)

to adorn or mark the tip of
to cause to form a tip
Derived Formstipless, adjective

Word Origin for tip

C15: from Old Norse typpa; related to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tip

tip

2

verb tips, tipping or tipped

to tilt or cause to tilt
(usually foll by over or up) to tilt or cause to tilt, so as to overturn or fall
British to dump (rubbish, etc)
tip one's hat to take off, raise, or touch one's hat in salutation

noun

the act of tipping or the state of being tipped
British a dump for refuse, etc
Derived Formstippable, adjective

Word Origin for tip

C14: of uncertain origin; related to top 1, topple

tip

3

noun

a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
a helpful hint, warning, or other piece of information
a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

verb tips, tipping or tipped

to give a tip to (a person)

Word Origin for tip

C18: perhaps from tip 4

tip

4

verb tips, tipping or tipped (tr)

to hit or strike lightly
to hit (a ball) indirectly so that it glances off the bat in cricket

noun

a light blow
a glancing hit in cricket

Word Origin for tip

C13: perhaps from Low German tippen

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Word Origin and History for tip in
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Idioms and Phrases with tip in

tip

In addition to the idioms beginning with tip

  • tip off
  • tip of the iceberg
  • tip one's hand
  • tip the balance

also see:

  • from head (tip) to toe
  • on the tip of one's tongue
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