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English definition of “tip-off”


noun [C usually singular]     /ˈtɪp.ɒf/ US  /-ɑːf/ informal
a secret warning or piece of secret information : Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested the drug dealers . Following a tip-off from a friend , we sold all our shares in the company .Information and messagesThreats and warnings
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