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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.
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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.
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Translations of “tip-off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 告密, 通风报信, 密报…
in Chinese (Traditional) 告密, 通風報信, 密報…
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