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English noun: tip

1. tip (location) the extreme end of something; especially something pointed

Broader (hypernym)end, terminal

Narrower (hyponym)beak, fingertip, tiptoe

2. tip (possession) a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

Synonymsbacksheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire

Broader (hypernym)fringe benefit, perk, perquisite

Narrower (hyponym)Christmas box

3. tip (communication) an indication of potential opportunity

SamplesHe got a tip on the stock market.
A good lead for a job.

Synonymsconfidential information, hint, lead, steer, wind

Broader (hypernym)counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

4. tip (shape) a V shape

SamplesThe cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points.

Synonymspeak, point

Broader (hypernym)convex shape, convexity

Narrower (hyponym)cusp, head, widow's peak

Part meronymalpenstock, arrowhead, blade, brand, cone, cone shape, conoid, knife, pencil, steel, sword

5. tip (location) the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

SamplesThe view from the peak was magnificent.
They clambered to the tip of Monadnock.
The region is a few molecules wide at the summit.

Synonymscrest, crown, peak, summit, top

Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

Narrower (hyponym)brow, hilltop, mountain peak, pinnacle

English verb: tip

1. tip (motion) cause to tilt

SamplesTip the screen upward.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reorient

Narrower (hyponym)bank

2. tip (change) mark with a tip

SamplesTip the arrow with the small stone.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

3. tip (possession) give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

SamplesRemember to tip the waiter.
Fee the steward.

Synonymsbung, fee

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

4. tip (motion) cause to topple or tumble by pushing

Synonymstopple, tumble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)force, push

5. tip (motion) to incline or bend from a vertical position

SamplesShe leaned over the banister.

Synonymsangle, lean, slant, tilt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

Narrower (hyponym)heel, incline, lean back, list, pitch, recline, slope, weather

6. tip (motion) walk on one's toes

ExamplesThe children tip to the playground

Synonymstippytoe, tiptoe

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

7. tip (contact) strike lightly

SamplesHe tapped me on the shoulder.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)strike

Narrower (hyponym)percuss

8. tip (communication) give insider information or advise to

SamplesHe tipped off the police about the terrorist plot.

Synonymstip off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede

9. tip (change) remove the tip from

SamplesTip artichokes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

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