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tip-off

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noun \ ˈtip-ˌȯf \

Definition of tip-off

1 :warning, tip
2 :a telltale sign

Origin and Etymology of tip-off


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tip-off

noun

Definition of tip-off

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

Origin and Etymology of tip-off



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