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tip sb off

phrasal verb with tip
 
 
/tɪp/ verb ( present participle tipping, past tense and past participle tipped)
to warn someone secretly about something so that they can take action or prevent it happeningThreats and warningsCrime - general words
tip-off
 
 
/ˈtɪpɒf/ noun [C]
a piece of information that you give someone secretly, so that they can take action or prevent something happeningSecrecy and privacyInformation and messages
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