tip someone off

tip someone off
informal give someone information about something, typically in a discreet or confidential way

they were arrested after police were tipped off by local residents


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tip someone off — informal give someone confidential information. → tip …   English new terms dictionary

  • tip sb off — UK US tip sb off Phrasal Verb with tip({{}}/tɪp/ verb ( pp ) ► to give someone information, often about something dishonest or illegal that is happening: »Financial authorities have been tipped off and are now beginning a series of investigations …   Financial and business terms

  • tip someone the wink Brit. — tip someone the wink Brit. informal secretly give someone confidential information. → tip off …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˌtip sb ˈoff — phrasal verb to give someone a warning, or to give them secret information about something …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • tip off — verb give insider information or advise to He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot • Syn: ↑tip • Derivationally related forms: ↑tip (for: ↑tip), ↑tip off …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip — tip1 noun the pointed or rounded extremity of something slender or tapering. ↘a small part fitted to the end of an object. verb (tips, tipping, tipped) 1》 attach to or cover the tip of. 2》 colour (something) at its tip or edge. 3》 (tip something… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tip off someone — tip off (someone) to give information to someone. Rawson tipped off the Bennetts about this great place to have lunch in Old San Juan. Usage notes: often said about information given to the police or other authorities: Someone called the police… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip off — (someone) to give information to someone. Rawson tipped off the Bennetts about this great place to have lunch in Old San Juan. Usage notes: often said about information given to the police or other authorities: Someone called the police to tip… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip — tip1 W3S2 [tıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(end)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(advice)¦ 4 the tip of the iceberg 5 on the tip of your tongue 6¦(waste)¦ 7¦(untidy)¦ 8¦(horse race)¦ 9¦(warning)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1,4 5; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tip — tip1 [ tıp ] noun ** ▸ 1 narrow/pointed end ▸ 2 extra money you give ▸ 3 useful suggestion ▸ 4 where you take garbage ▸ 5 dirty/messy place ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a narrow or pointed end, especially of something long or thin: tip of: the tip of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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