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noun [countable] tip-off pronunciation in American English 
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singulartip-off
pluraltip-offs

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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. 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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