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

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tip sb off

phrasal verb with tip uk   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. The ​robber was ​caught when someone ​tipped off the ​police.
(Definition of tip sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tip sb off" in Business English

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tip sb off

phrasal verb with tip uk   us   /tɪp/ verb (-pp-)
to give someone ​information, often about something dishonest or ​illegal that is ​happening: Financial ​authorities have been ​tipped off and are now beginning a ​series of ​investigations.
(Definition of tip sb off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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