tip

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1tip

verb \ˈtip\
tippedtip·ping

Definition of TIP

transitive verb
1
:  overturn, upset —usually used with over
2
a :  cant, tilt
b :  to raise and tilt forward in salute <tipped his hat>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become tipped :  topple
2
:  lean, slant
tip the scales
1
:  to register weight <tips the scales at 285 pounds>
2
:  to shift the balance of power or influence <tipped the scales in favor of a declaration of war — S. F. Bemis>

Origin of TIP

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2tip

noun

Definition of TIP

1
:  the act or an instance of tipping :  tilt
2
chiefly British :  a place for depositing something (as rubbish) by dumping

First Known Use of TIP

1673

3tip

transitive verb
tippedtip·ping

Definition of TIP

1
a :  to furnish with a tip
b (1) :  to cover or adorn the tip of
(2) :  to blend (furs) for improved appearance by brushing the tips of the hair with dye
2
:  to affix (an insert) in a book —often used with in
3
:  to remove the ends of <tip raspberries>

Origin of TIP

Middle English tipped having a tip, from 4tip
First Known Use: 14th century

4tip

noun

Definition of TIP

1
:  the usually pointed end of something <a pencil tip>
2
:  a small piece or part serving as an end, cap, or point
tipped \ˈtipt\ adjective
on the tip of one's tongue
1
:  about to be uttered <it was on the tip of my tongue to say exactly what I thought>
2
:  just eluding recall

Origin of TIP

Middle English; akin to Middle High German zipf tip, Old English tæppa tap — more at tap
First Known Use: 14th century

5tip

noun

Definition of TIP

:  a light touch or blow

Origin of TIP

Middle English tippe; akin to Low German tippen to tap
First Known Use: 15th century

6tip

verb
tippedtip·ping

Definition of TIP

transitive verb
1
:  to strike lightly :  tap
2
:  to give (as a baseball) a glancing blow
intransitive verb
:  tiptoe

First Known Use of TIP

1567

7tip

noun

Definition of TIP

1
:  a piece of advice or expert or authoritative information
2
:  a piece of advance or confidential information given by one thought to have access to special or inside sources

Origin of TIP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1567

8tip

transitive verb
tippedtip·ping

Definition of TIP

1
:  to impart a piece of information or advice about or to —often used with off
2
chiefly British :  to mention as a likely candidate, prospective winner, or profitable investment :  tout 4
tip one's hand also tip one's mitt
:  to declare one's intentions or reveal one's opinions or resources <the Justice Department wouldn't tip its hand by saying what its next move…would be — Newsweek>

First Known Use of TIP

1883

9tip

verb
tippedtip·ping

Definition of TIP

transitive verb
1
:  give, present <this crew has tipped you the black spot — R. L. Stevenson>
2
:  to give a gratuity to
intransitive verb
:  to bestow a gratuity

Origin of TIP

perhaps from 6tip
First Known Use: circa 1610

10tip

noun

Definition of TIP

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

First Known Use of TIP

1755

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