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noun [countable] tip-off pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    American informal a sign that something exists or is likely to happen

    I think the fact that she isn’t here should be a tip-off that she isn’t interested.

  2. 2
    in basketball, an occasion when the ball is thrown into the air so that two players can jump up and try to gain control of it
  3. 3
    informal a warning or secret information that you give to someone

    The police arrested him after an anonymous tip-off.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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