from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A piece of confidential, advance, or inside information.
- n. Informal An indication of an otherwise unknown fact or probability: The judge called for a pitcher of water, a tip-off that the session would be long.
- n. Basketball An act of starting play at the beginning of a period with a jump ball. Also called tap-off.
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- n. An obvious clue or indication.
- n. A report of suspicious behaviour, especially to an authority.
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- n. inside information that something is going to happen
- n. the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
tip3 + (kick)off.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)