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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.


Synonymstap


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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