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tip-off 1(tĭp′ôf′, -ŏf′)
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′)
An act of starting play at the beginning of a period with a jump ball. Also called tap-off.
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
(tr, adverb) to give a hint or warning to
a tip; warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.
a jump ball that begins each period of a basketball game.
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|Noun||1.||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