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tip-off

noun [C usually singular]
 
 
/ˈtɪp.ɒf/ US  /-ɑːf/ informal
a secret warning or piece of secret information
告密;通风报信;密报
Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested the drug dealers.
警方根据密报采取行动,逮捕了毒品贩子。
Following a tip-off from a friend, we sold all our shares in the company.
根据一位朋友透露的消息,我们出售了手中该公司的所有股份。
Information and messagesThreats and warnings
Translations of “tip-off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 告密, 通風報信, 密報…
(Definition of tip-off from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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