tip-off

[ tip-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtɪpˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun Informal.

the act of tipping off.
a hint or warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.

Origin of tip-off

First recorded in 1910–15; noun use of verb phrase tip off
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tip-off


noun

a warning or hint, esp given confidentially and based on inside information
basketball the act or an instance of putting the ball in play by a jump ball

verb tip off

(tr, adverb) to give a hint or warning to
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