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English definition of “tip sb off”

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 happening Threats 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 happening Secrecy and privacyInformation and messages
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