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tip–off

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noun \ˈtip-ˌȯf\

Definition of tip–off

  1. 1 :  warning, tip

  2. 2 :  a telltale sign



Origin and Etymology of tip–off

8tip


First Known Use: 1901


2

tip–off

noun

Definition of tip–off

  1. :  the act or an instance of putting the ball in play in basketball by a jump ball



Origin and Etymology of tip–off

6tip


First Known Use: 1922


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of tip–off


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