tip the balance

Definition of tip the balance

  1. :  to change a situation so that one person, group, etc., is more able or likely to succeed :  to give an advantage to someone or something Both candidates are qualified, but her experience tips the balance in her favor.

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 (such as rubbish) by dumping

  1. :  the usually pointed end of something

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

  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. :  to strike lightly :  tap

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

    :  tiptoe

  1. :  a light touch or blow

  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. :  to give a gratuity to

    :  give, present

    :  to bestow a gratuity

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

balanceplay
  1. :  an instrument for weighing: such as

    :  a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends

    :  a device that uses the elasticity of a spiral spring for measuring weight or force

  1. :  to compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account)

    :  to pay the amount due on :  settle

    :  to arrange so that one set of elements exactly equals another


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