Meaning of tip-off

tip-off

Pronunciation: (tip'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. the act of tipping off.
  2. a hint or warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.

tip•off

Pronunciation: (tip'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n. Basketball.
  1. a jump ball that begins each period.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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