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noun     tip pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a narrow or pointed end, especially of something long or thin
    tip of:

    the tip of your nose/finger

    the southern tip of the island

    1. a.
      a piece that has been attached to the narrow or pointed end of something

      There was a rubber tip on the end of her cane.

  2. 2
    [countable] a small amount of money that you give to someone in addition to what you owe for a service
    get a tip:

    When I first started driving a taxi I didn’t get very good tips.

    leave/give a tip:

    Did you leave a tip for the waiter?

  3. 3
    [countable] a useful suggestion
    tip on:

    The booklet gives some good tips on getting the most out of your software.

    1. a.
      a piece of special or secret information
      tip on:

      I’ve got a good tip on a horse in the Derby.

      give someone a tip:

      The police were given a tip on where they might find the killer.

      a hot tip (=a very good one):

      Occasionally my stockbroker comes up with a hot tip for me.

  4. 4
    [countable] British a dump where you leave garbage
  5. 5
    [singular] British informal a dirty or messy place
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