tip Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tip" in British English

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tipverb

uk   us   /tɪp/ (-pp-)

tip verb (ONE SIDE HIGHER)

C2 [I or T] to (​cause to) ​move so that one ​side is ​higher than another ​side: The ​table tipped, and all ​ourdrinksfell on the ​floor. If you put too many ​books on one end of the ​shelf, it'll tip up. Don't tip ​yourchair back like that, you'll ​fall.tip the scales at to ​weigh: The ​baby tipped the ​scales at 3.75 kg.

tip verb (POUR)

C2 [T usually + adv/prep] UK (US dump) to ​pour a ​substance from one ​container into another or onto a ​surface: She tipped the ​contents of her ​purse out onto the ​table. He tipped his ​breakfastcereal into a ​bowl. The ​childpicked up the ​box and tipped the ​toys out all over the ​floor.be tipping (it) down UK informal When it is tipping it down, a lot of ​rain is ​falling: We won't be ​able to go to the ​beach today - it's tipping it down.

tip verb (END)

[T usually passive] to ​cover the end of something ​pointed with a ​liquid, a ​colour, etc.: The ​giraffe was ​killed with a ​spear that had been tipped withpoison.

tip verb (PAYMENT)

[I or T] to give someone who has ​provided you with a ​service an ​extraamount of ​money to ​thank them: The ​taxidriver was so ​rude to her that she didn't tip him. [+ two objects] They tipped the ​waiter £5.

tip verb (INFORMATION)

[T often passive] mainly UK to say that someone is ​likely to be ​successful or ​achieve something: He is being tipped as the next ​primeminister. [+ to infinitive] Davis is being tipped towin the ​championship.

tip verb (RUBBISH)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] UK (US dump) to get ​rid of ​rubbish by putting it in a ​place where it should not be: A lot of ​waste is being tipped into the ​sea. The ​sign by the ​side of the ​road said "No tipping".

tipnoun [C]

uk   us   /tɪp/

tip noun [C] (INFORMATION)

B1 a ​usefulpiece of ​information, ​especially about how to do something or about the ​likelywinner of a ​race or ​competition: gardening/​cooking/​sewing tips She gave me a ​useful/​helpful/​valuable/​practical tip about/forgrowingtomatoes. I've got a hot tip for you (= I can ​tell you about a ​particularlikelywinner of a ​race or ​competition, or give you a ​valuablepiece of ​information).
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tip noun [C] (PAYMENT)

B1 a ​smallamount of ​money given to someone who has ​provided you with a ​service, in ​addition to the ​officialpayment and for ​theirpersonal use: a 15 ​percent tip He gave the ​porter a tip. We don't need to leave a tip for the ​waiter, because there's a ​servicechargeincluded in the ​bill.
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tip noun [C] (END)

C1 the usually ​pointed end of something, ​especially something that is ​long and ​thin: We had ​asparagus tips for ​dinner. If I ​stand on the tips of my ​toes, I can just ​reach the ​topshelf. The Keys are ​coralislands off the ​southern tip of Florida. There's ​paint on the tip ofyournose. a ​smallpartfitted to the end of something, ​especially something that is ​long and ​thin: a ​walkingcane with a ​metal tip the ​filter tip of a ​cigarette

tip noun [C] (RUBBISH)

C2 UK (US also UK dump) a ​place where ​especiallylargepieces of ​rubbish can be taken and ​left: a ​rubbish/​waste tip We need to take this ​oldcarpet to the tip. informal This ​room is a ​complete/​absolute/​real tip (= is very ​untidy) - ​tidy it up at ​once.
(Definition of tip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tip" in American English

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tipnoun [C]

 us   /tɪp/

tip noun [C] (END)

the ​pointed end of something: The tip of the cat’s ​tail is ​white. She has a ​house on the ​western tip of the ​island.

tip noun [C] (INFORMATION)

a ​usefulpiece of ​information or ​advice, esp. something ​secret or not ​generallyknown: She gave me some ​helpfulgardening tips. Acting on a tip, the ​policearrested most of the smugglers.

tip noun [C] (MONEY)

a ​smallamount of ​money you give to someone for ​service, in ​addition to the ​amount being ​charged: "That ​guy didn’t ​bother to ​leave a tip," the ​waitress said disgustedly.

tipverb [I/T]

 us   /tɪp/

tip verb [I/T] (LEAN)

(-pp-) to ​lean to one ​side, or to ​cause something to ​lean to one ​side: [T] She tipped the ​umbrella to ​keep the ​sun off the ​picnictable.

tip verb [I/T] (FALL OVER)

to ​fall or ​turn over, or to ​cause something to ​fall or ​turn over: [I] If everyone ​sits on one ​side of the ​boat, it will tip (over).

tip verb [I/T] (PAY)

(-pp-) to give ​money to someone for ​service which is in ​addition to the ​amount being ​charged: [T] He tipped the ​portergenerously.
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(Definition of tip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tip" in Business English

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tipnoun [C]

uk   us   /tɪp/
a useful ​piece of ​information or ​advice: Our 50 tips show you how to ​navigate your ​computersystem from startup to ​shutdown.a tip for (doing) sth Here are our ​top tips for ​achievingsuccess as a ​freelancer.a tip on/about sth The ​bookoffers some useful tips on ​investing in ​realestate. The Business Link ​site gives tips on setting up your own ​business.find/get tips You can ​find tips on our ​website for ways to ​protect your ​home. safety/​travel/​tax tips
FINANCE advice to ​buy or ​sell particular ​shares: share/stock tips Investors should take ​stock tips with a pinch of salt.
COMMERCE an ​amount of ​money given by a ​customer to someone who has ​provided a ​service, especially in a ​hotel or ​restaurant: give/leave a tip Different countries have different ​customs when it comes to ​leaving tips.
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tipverb

uk   us   /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 ​leadingenergycompany 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 ​transportcompany is being tipped as a possible ​takeovertarget.be tipped for sth He is being tipped for a possible ​job in the US treasury.
[T] FINANCE to ​advise someone to ​buyshares: They were ​accused of ​grossmisconduct for tipping ​shares that they ​owned. The ​shares were looking ​cheap and had been strongly tipped.
[I or T] COMMERCE to give a ​smallamount 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.
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(Definition of tip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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