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“tip-off” in British English

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tip-offnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈtɪp.ɒf/ us /ˈtɪp.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.

(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 began cutting classes – a tip-off that he was in trouble.

(Definition of “tip-off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)