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English definition of “tip”

tip

verb     /tɪp/ (-pp-)
[T, usually passive] to say that someone or something is likely to do something or to be successful : be tipped to do sth The UK's leading energy company is tipped to become a partner in the Siberian gasfield.tip sb/sth to do sth Analysts are tipping her to be the next chairperson of the committee .be tipped as sth The transport company is being tipped as a possible takeover target .be tipped for sth He is being tipped for a possible job in the US treasury .
[T] FINANCE to advise someone to buy shares : They were accused of gross misconduct for tipping shares that they owned . The shares were looking cheap and had been strongly tipped.
[I or T] COMMERCE to give a small amount of money to someone who has provided a service , especially in a hotel or restaurant : He is mean with money and never tips. Is it customary to tip taxi drivers in your country ?tip sb £1/$5/10% etc. He carried her bag and she tipped him $2.
(Definition of tip verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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