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"tip-off" in British English

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tip-offnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈtɪp.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/ informal
a ​secretwarning or ​piece of ​secretinformation: Acting on a tip-off, the ​policearrested the ​drugdealers. Following a tip-off from a ​friend, we ​sold all ​ourshares in the ​company.
(Definition of tip-off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tip-off" in American English

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tip-offnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɪp ˌɔf/ infml
a ​warning or ​information that something may ​happen: He ​begancuttingclasses – a tip-off that he was in ​trouble.
(Definition of tip-off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tip-off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 告密, 通风报信, 密报…
in Chinese (Traditional) 告密, 通風報信, 密報…
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