tip-off

tip-off

[tip-awf, -of]
noun Informal.
1.
the act of tipping off.
2.
a hint or warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.

Origin:
1910–15; noun use of verb phrase tip off

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tip-off
 
n
1.  a warning or hint, esp given confidentially and based on inside information
2.  basketball the act or an instance of putting the ball in play by a jump ball
 
vb
3.  (tr, adverb) to give a hint or warning to

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