tiptip1 /tɪp/ ●●●S2W3 noun1end [countable]END/POINT the end of something, especially something pointedtip ofHe kissed the tip of her nose.the southern tip of South Americalights on the wing tips of aeroplanes →fingertip(1)2money [countable]PAY somebody FOR WORK a small amount of additional money that you give to someone such as a waiter or a taxi driverDid you leave a tip?large/generous/big tipI gave the guy a big tip.a $5 tip3advice [countable]ADVISE a helpful piece of advicePerhaps she could give us a few tips.tip on/forThis week's magazine has some tips on healthy eating.handy tip (=useful tip)handy tips for decorating a small flatgardening tips4 →the tip of the iceberg5 →on the tip of your tongue6waste [countable] British EnglishSGP an area where unwantedwaste is taken and leftSYN dumpa rubbish tipI’ll take this lot to the tip.7untidy [singular] British English informalUNTIDY an extremely dirty or untidy placeThe house was an absolute tip.8horse race [countable] informalDSHINFORMATION special information about which horse will win a race9warning [countable] a secretwarning or piece of information, especially to police about illegal activitiesActing on a tip, the police were able to find and arrest Upton.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: a small amount of additional money that you give to someone such as a waiter or a taxi driververbsleave a tipAren’t you going to leave a tip?give somebody a tipKim gave the driver a tip.adjectivesa big/large/generous tipThe service was great and we left a large tip.a 5%/10% etc tipA 15% tip is customary in restaurants.a £2/$5 tipHe gave the waitress a $10 tip.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: a helpful piece of adviceverbsgive somebody a tipHe gave me some tips on how to improve my game.pass on a tipThe writer passes on many tips that she has learned over the years.follow a tipTo keep your bike in good condition, follow these simple tips.pick up a tipIf you listen to the show, you’ll pick up some really useful gardening tips.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + tipa good/useful/helpful/handy tipGo to their website to find useful tips on buying and selling a home.a simple tipHe has some simple tips for saving money when you're at the supermarket.cooking tipsMost recipes come with added cooking tips.gardening tipsMarie was always willing to share her gardening tips.beauty tipsThe article contains some useful beauty tips.safety tipsEnsure the safety of your family with a few simple safety tips from the Fire Service.
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tip• A 15% tip is considered usual if the service was good.• a 15% tip• The boy carried my suitcases up to my room and then stood waiting for a tip.• It was a very nice house until they moved in and turned it into a tip.• We finished our lunch and left a tip on the table for the waiter.• Acting on a tip, police went to the motel and arrested Upton.• Your room's an absolutetip!• Please keep those questions and tips coming.• Here's a good tip: if you spill red wine on your carpet, poursalt on it to remove it.• As I raised my tips and slid off the lift, I wondered how I was going to get down the mountain.• Viewers sometimes phone in newstips.• A service charge is included on the bill, so tipping isn't necessary.• a leaflet containing some tips on how to take better photos• The village is on the southerntip of the island.• His palegolden, ringedtailhung down and sometimes the tip of it twitched.• Doctor Gordon felt my neck with the tips of his fingers.• The very tip of the finger began to oscillate.tip of• They live on the southern tip of the island.• There was a smudge of flour on the tip of Toni's nose.tip on/for• Here is a tip forkids.• A tip forthreading up SilverReed or Knitmaster machines.• Dear Anne, Here is another tip for people with ribbers who want to make a nice, neatedge.• Do you have any tips on how I can keep my clothes looking good?• My first tip for the wisetraveller is pack as many old newspapers as you can, up to the maximumpermittedweight.• The Hilton booklet offers tips for getting better sleep.• Meanwhile, I have just one tip forfellowsufferers.• Can you give me some tips on how to control myself?rubbish tip• During those sixty seconds of biological time, Modern Man has made a rubbish tip of Paradise.• Jones had tried to cover his tracks by disposing of some of the apparatus on a rubbish tip.• Trashing lives At night on the city rubbish tip in La Paz, strange things start to happen.• The time has come to find a solution to prevent Britain becoming one big, dangerousrubbish tip.• The device is being used at landfillrubbish tips and can tell scientists within minutes precisely what's going on underground.• Municipalrubbish tips are some of the most important feeding areas for gulls, crows, vultures and kites.• With this rubbish tip of information she then came to me to ask how she could write it up into a dissertation.tiptip2 ●●○S3 verb (tipped, tipping)1lean [intransitive, transitive]VERTICAL to move into a sloping position, so that one end or side is higher than the other, or to make something do thisSYN tilttip forward/back/to etcHis helmet had tipped forward and the boy pushed it back.Eric fell asleep, his head gently tipping to one side.tip something forward/back etc‘So what?’ asked Brian, tipping his chair back on its rear legs.2pour [transitive always + adverb/preposition]POUR to pour something from one place or container into anothertip something onto/into somethingTip the onions and oil into a large ovenproof dish.Ben tipped the contents of the drawer onto the table.tip something outShall I tip the water out?3give money [intransitive, transitive]PAY somebody FOR WORK to give an additional amount of money to someone such as a waiter or taxi driverDid you tip the waiter?tip somebody somethingI tipped him $5.4be likely to succeed [transitive]ADVISE if someone or something is tipped to do something, people think that they are most likely to succeed in doing itbe tipped to do somethingthe man tipped to become the next presidentbe tipped for/as somethingHe’s tipped as a future world champion.widely/strongly/hotly tippedHe had been widely tipped to get the new post of deputy director.Grammar Tip is usually passive in this meaning.5 →gold-tipped/steel-tipped/rubber-tipped etc6 →tip the balance/scales7 →tip the scales at something8 →it’s tipping (it) down9 →be tipped with something10 →tip your hat/cap (to somebody)11 →tip somebody the wink →tip somebody ↔ off →tip over →tip up→ See Verb table
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tip• It's usual to tip about 15% in restaurants.• The canoetipped and we fell in the water.• Also tipped by Capel were Capita, up 5p at 417p, and Dorling Kindersley, 8p better at 253p.• She weighed out the flour and tipped it into the bowl.• What he was looking for was something very small if he was prepared to tip out tiny containers.• She smooths down her hair, tipping the beret back to its originalangle.• Don't tip the chair back so far.• How much should I tip the driver?• She tipped the taxi-driver.• A gust of windtipped the truck over.• Investigators were tipped to watch for two men driving a horse van.• With this in mind, I would appreciate any fueleconomytips you can offer and specifically: 1.tip forward/back/to etc• He hooks his thumbs in his pockets and tips back and one-eyes that clock up on the wall.• Those boys betting on a high time began to grow ecstatic as the chair tipped back and then came forward.• Juveniles have darktip to bill.• Mr Zhu has been tipped toreplace the cautious Mr Li eventually.• Comb from tip toroot, working out the knots at the end before moving up the hair.• I tipped forward so that I rested on both buttocks and heels, my head between my knees.• The filopodia at the tip of the gutguide the tip to the mouthregion.• He turns, and now we see the contrast of black tips to the wings.be tipped to do something• Hashimoto was tipped to become the country's next primeminister.From King Business Dictionarytiptip1 /tɪp/ noun [countable]1a piece of advice about what is likely to happen, for example about which shares are likely to go up or down in valuea stock market tipMany clients boast about their broker or their man in the City who gives them tips.2a small amount of additional money that you give to someone such as a waiter in order to thank them for their servicesShe gave the taxi driver a £5 tip.tiptip2 verb (tipped, tipping)1[transitive] to say who you think is most likely to do something or be successfulbe tipped to do somethingHe’s tipped to replace the chief executive.tip somebody for somethingJournalists are tipping her for rapid promotion.2[intransitive, transitive] to give advice about something, for example about which shares are likely to go up or down in valueThese shares were tipped in the Investor’s Chronicle.be tipped to do somethingTechnology-company profits, expected to rise by 29% at the start of the quarter, are now tipped to rise by only 10%.3[intransitive, transitive] to give a small amount of additional money to someone such as a waiter in order to thank them for their servicesHe tipped the taxi driver £2.According to the waiters, she always tips generously.→ See Verb tableOrigintip11. (1400-1500) Probably from Old Norsetyppi2. (1600-1700) Perhaps from tip“light blow”((15-21 centuries)), perhaps from Low Germantippen“to hit lightly”3. (1800-1900)tip