tip (someone) the wink

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tip (someone) the wink

British, informal
: to give secret information to (someone)
  • How could he have known about the plan? Someone must have tipped him the wink.

Word by Word Definitions

tip play
  1. : overturn, upset

  2. : cant, tilt

  3. : to raise and tilt forward in salute

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

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

  1. : the usually pointed end of something

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

  1. : to furnish with a tip

  2. : to cover or adorn the tip of

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

  1. : to strike lightly : tap

  2. : to give (something, such as a baseball) a glancing blow

  3. : tiptoe

  1. : a light touch or blow

  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

  1. : to impart a piece of information or advice about or to

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

  1. : to give a gratuity to

  2. : give, present

  3. : to bestow a gratuity

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

wink play
  1. : to shut one eye briefly as a signal or in teasing

  2. : to close and open the eyelids quickly

  3. : to avoid seeing or noting something

  1. : a brief period of sleep : nap

  2. : a hint or sign given by winking

  3. : an act of winking


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