Tip - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tɪp|  American pronunciation of the word tip
Brit.  |ˈtɪp|  British pronunciation of the word tip


- the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
- a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter) (syn: baksheesh, bakshish, gratuity)
- an indication of potential opportunity (syn: hint, lead, steer, wind)
he got a tip on the stock market
- a V shape (syn: peak, point)
- the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill) (syn: crest, crown, peak, summit, top)
they clambered to the tip of Monadnock


- cause to tilt
tip the screen upward
- mark with a tip
tip the arrow with the small stone
- give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on (syn: bung, fee)
Remember to tip the waiter
- cause to topple or tumble by pushing (syn: topple, tumble)
- to incline or bend from a vertical position (syn: angle, lean, slant, tilt)
- walk on one's toes (syn: tiptoe)
- strike lightly (syn: tap)
- give insider information or advise to (syn: tip off)
He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot
- remove the tip from
tip artichokes

Extra examples

He stuck my cheek with the tip of his pen.

She was tipping her ear a little to the side to listen.

The porter will expect a tip.

You should take my tip.

A tip of the whip will take the courage out of him.

He tipped his hat as he saw me.

He kissed the tip of her nose.

Did you leave a tip?

I gave the guy a big tip.

Jill knows Spain really well. Perhaps she could give us a few tips.

I'll take this lot to the tip.

The house was an absolute tip.

Acting on a tip, the police were able to find and arrest Upton.

His helmet had tipped forward and the boy pushed it back.

Eric fell asleep, his head gently tipping to one side.

Phrasal verbs

tip off  — give insider information or advise to
tip over  — cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tip
he/she/it: tips
present participle: tipping
past tense: tipped
past participle: tipped
singular: tip
plural: tips
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