tip-off


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tip-off 1

 (tĭp′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Informal
1. A piece of confidential, advance, or inside information.
2. An indication of an otherwise unknown fact or probability: The judge called for a pitcher of water, a tip-off that the session would be long.

tip-off 2

 (tĭp′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Basketball
An act of starting play at the beginning of a period with a jump ball. Also called tap-off.

tip-off

n
1. a warning or hint, esp given confidentially and based on inside information
2. (Basketball) basketball the act or an instance of putting the ball in play by a jump ball
vb
(tr, adverb) to give a hint or warning to

tip′-off`



n.
a tip; warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.
[1910–15]

tip•off

(ˈtɪpˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n.
a jump ball that begins each period of a basketball game.
[1910–15; tip4 + (kick) off]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tip-off - inside information that something is going to happen
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
2.tip-off - the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
jump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

tip-off

noun hint, word, information, warning, suggestion, clue, pointer, inside information, word of advice He was arrested after a tip-off to police by a member of the public.

tip-off

noun
Informal. An item of advance or inside information given as a guide to action:
Translations

tip-off

[ˈtɪpɒf] N (= warning) → información f, advertencia f; (to police) → soplo m, chivatazo m (Sp)

tip-off

n (inf)Tipp m, → Wink m

tip-off

[ˈtɪpˌɒf] n (information) → soffiata
References in periodicals archive ?
KARACHI -- The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCGs) Friday arrested three accused and recovered 40kg hashish, acting upon a tip-off at Mehree road near the Chor Jamali.
KARACHI -- The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCGs) Friday arrested three accused and recovered 40kg hashish of fine quality acting upon a tip-off at Mehree road near the Chor Jamali.
The AND agents received a tip-off indicating that several suspects had hidden an amount of narcotics under the rocks in the northern Badia region, the source said.
Kandhkot -- Kashmore police on Wednesday claimed to have detained a suspect on a tip-off in the precincts of Buxapur police.
Acting on a tip-off, the security forces and the FC personnel carried out a search operation in the area and seized ammunition.
Police detained Donaldson on Tuesday after a tip-off that he had a gun at a McDonald's restaurant in Ybor City, Tampa.
The spokesperson said the paramilitary force conducted a raid at a house in Darsanu Chinnu area following a tip-off and found a huge quantity of arms and ammunition hidden in a water storage tank.
The Dutch Police ceased a van with Spanish number plates containing a number of gas canisters after a tip-off from the Spanish police, reported Independent, quoting the city's mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb.
Despite the tip-off, police were surprised by the ferocity of the violence just before the interval with Burnley 1-0 ahead.
Tip-off at Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College in Aintree tomorrow is 5pm.
On a tip-off, the FIA raided at hideout in Rawat on Tuesday and rounded up a proclaimed offender identified as Abbasi Kashmir.
SCHEDULE Sunday, September 4 Semi-finals: Eagles v Bakken 4pm Tip-Off Oostend v Tartu 6pm Tip-Off Monday, September 5 Finals day: First Game Tip-Off 6pm Second Game Tip-Off 8pm - This will be the Eagles game.