Translation of "tip sb off" - English-Traditional 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. 一定是有人向盜賊走漏了消息,才會人去屋空。
The robber was caught when someone tipped off the police. 有人向警方報信後,搶劫者即被抓獲。

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