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noun tip pronunciation in British English /tɪp/
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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 fixed to the narrow or pointed end of something
      There was a rubber tip on the end of her stick.
  2. 2
    [countable] a small amount of money that you give to someone in addition to what you owe for a service
    leave/give a tip: Shall we leave a tip for the waiter?
    get a tip: When I first started driving a taxi I didn’t get very good tips.
  3. 3
    [countable] a useful suggestion
    tip on: The booklet gives some good tips on getting the most out of your software.
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    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 place where you take rubbish and leave it
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  5. 5
    [singular] British informal a dirty or untidy place
    Sorry, the flat’s a real tip at the moment.

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