1. the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
  2. inside information that something is going to happen
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How To Use tip-off In A Sentence

  • A patrol car nearby approached the bank and officers acting on the tip-off arrested the men outside the bank and quizzed them before they were released.
  • Officers acting on tip-offs and targeting suspicious vehicles found 22 drivers to be breaking the law
  • Is this - heavily anonymous - tip-off just another way of keeping the tired old show on the road long enough to flog the book to a few more sweaty Telegraph readers?
  • Sharp, clear magnesite rhombohedra may be mistaken for ‘Iceland spar’ calcite, but the density is a quick tip-off to the mineral's true identity.
  • He also appears to be a racist, which is the first tip-off that he's play-acting the grudge and must be up to something more meaningful in his plottings around camp.
  • The fact that he hasn't called should be a tip-off that he's not interested.
  • Customs officers had received a tip-off about a shipment of cocaine.
  • If you are planning for example a more evangelistically intense event, however, you should include a gentle tip-off. Chris Rodda: Stephen Mansfield vs. Mikey Weinstein
  • The tip-off led to the discovery of an illegal cigarette importation racket and a large quantity of contraband was seized.
  • I'm always happy to hear from readers, whether they're delivering brickbats, bouquets or news tip-offs.
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