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tip off

Definition of tip off

of a basketball game

  1. :  to begin to happen <The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 o'clock tonight.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  overturn, upset

    :  cant, tilt

    :  to raise and tilt forward in salute

  1. :  the act or an instance of tipping :  tilt

    :  a place for depositing something (as rubbish) by dumping

  1. :  to furnish with a tip

    :  to cover or adorn the tip of

    :  to blend (furs) for improved appearance by brushing the tips of the hair with dye

  1. :  the usually pointed end of something

    :  a small piece or part serving as an end, cap, or point

  1. :  a light touch or blow

  1. :  to strike lightly :  tap

    :  to give (as a baseball) a glancing blow

    :  tiptoe

  1. :  a piece of advice or expert or authoritative information

    :  a piece of advance or confidential information given by one thought to have access to special or inside sources

  1. :  to mention as a likely candidate, prospective winner, or profitable investment :  tout

  1. :  give, present

    :  to give a gratuity to

    :  to bestow a gratuity

  1. :  a gift or a sum of money tendered for a service performed or anticipated :  gratuity

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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