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- (countable) The tip of something is the farthest point of it.
- She runs her finger down the bird's back and to the tip of its tail.
- He followed the line on the map with his finger tip.
- She cut herself by accident with the tip of the knife.
- A common fishing accident is to get a rod tip in the eye.
- He grew up not far from the Cape of Good Hope on the southern tip of South Africa.
- (countable) A tip is words or ideas that help you solve a problem.
- Police say anonymous tips have led them to more than 20 of the stolen items.
- Here's a quick tip. The skis should come up to your chin.
- (countable) A tip is a small amount of money that you give to somebody to thank them for good service.
- (countable) If something is the tip of the iceberg, it is just a small part of something much bigger.
- The problems we've seen today are just the tip of the iceberg.
- (countable) If something is on the tip of your tongue, you feel that you know it, but you can't say it.
- I wanted the words to come out; They were on the tip of my tongue, but my mind still wasn't clear.
- (transitive & intransitive) If something tips, the top of it moves to one side more than the bottom.
- The piano tipped over as we were putting it on the truck.
- He tipped his head one way, then the other, looking at it carefully.
- (transitive) If you tip something into something else, you pour it.
- He tipped the water out of the glass by accident.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you tip somebody, you give them money to thank them for good service.
- If you tip somebody off, you tell them about something that's going to happen.
- The police were tipped off by a phone call.
- (transitive) If you tip your hat, you touch it or pick it up when you meet or leave somebody.
- (transitive) If you tip your hat to somebody, you thank or congratulate them.