Translation of "tip sb off" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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tip sb off

phrasal verb with tip uk /tɪp/ us /tɪp/ verb -pp-

C2 to warn someone secretly about something that will happen, so that they can take action or prevent it from happening

[ + that ] Somebody must have tipped the burglars off that the house would be empty. 一定是有人向盗贼走漏了消息,才会人走屋空。
The robber was caught when someone tipped off the police. 有人向警方报信后,抢劫者即被抓获。

(Translation of “tip sb off” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)