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
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Liverpool raced into a 10-point lead within four minutes of the tip-off, and continued to hit those baskets to take a first-quarter lead of 27-4.
Police were acting on a tip-off from the Australian police who say he was living there under a different name.
According to police spokesman, Pirwadhai police on a tip-off, raided near Al-Shams Hotel and arrested Akram, Sajjad and Khan Gul who were allegedly involved in betting while playing cards.
The three are wanted in connection with a planned triple gangland murder foiled by authorities after a tip-off.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- After receiving a tip-off that two men buried a man at a graveyard, police arrived at the scene and found a dead dog in the grave, which later turned out a false tip-off.
She refused to con-firm what time period the tip-off refers to or if the searches relate to any particular case.
Bosses at West Midlands Police called their officers and staff in to special briefings overnight and security measures were stepped up after the force received an anonymous tip-off.
Officers and staff with West Midlands Police were called in to special briefings by their bosses overnight on Monday and security measures stepped up after the force received an anonymous tip-off.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Primedia Group entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2007 through which Crime Line, the anonymous tip-off line, was formed.
The woman was arrested on February 23 by the Jebel Ali Police after a tip-off that she possessed and took drugs.
That is why these corrections are important, as the overall impression of the story was that a large number of unregistered documents relating to this case were found in a warehouse following a tip-off, which in reality was not the case.
Alan Giles, aged 56, who absconded from HMP Hewell last week was arrested in Alcester after a tip-off from a member of the public.