tip2 past tense and past participle tipped, present participle tipping
to move into a sloping position, so that one end or side is higher than the other, or to make something do this [= tilt]
lean[intransitive and transitive]
tip forward/back/to etc
His helmet had tipped forward and the boy pushed it back.
Eric fell asleep, his head gently tipping to one side.
tip something forward/back etc
'So what?' asked Brian, tipping his chair back on its rear legs.
to pour something from one place or container into another
pour[transitive always + adverb/preposition]
tip something onto/into something
Tip the onions and oil into a large ovenproof dish.
Ben tipped the contents of the drawer onto the table.
tip something out
Shall I tip the water out?
to give an additional amount of money to someone such as a waiter or taxi driver:
give money[intransitive and transitive]
Did you tip the waiter?
tip somebody something
I tipped him $5.
if someone or something is tipped to do something, people think that they are most likely to succeed in doing it
be likely to succeed[transitive usually passive]
tip somebody/something to do something
the man tipped to become the next President
tip somebody for/as something
He's tipped as a future world champion.
He had been widely tipped to get the new post of deputy director.
having a tip that is made of or covered with gold, steel etc:
a silver-tipped walking stick
to give a slight advantage to someone or something:
Three factors helped to tip the balance in favour of the Labour leadership.
to weigh a particular amount, used especially of someone who will be taking part in a sports competition:
At today's weigh-in he tipped the scales at just over 15 stone.
8 British English spokenHEM
said when it is raining very heavily:
It was absolutely tipping it down.
to have one end covered in something:
arrows tipped with poison
red petals tipped with white
to touch or raise your hat as a greeting to someone
b) American English
to say or do something that shows you admire what someone has done
11 British English informal
to give someone secret information
tip somebody ↔ offphrasal verb
tip overphrasal verb
The candle tipped over and the hay caught fire.
tip something ↔ over
The current was starting to tip the canoe over and I began to panic.
tip upphrasal verb
tip something ↔ up
He tipped the bottle up so that the last of the liquid flowed into his glass.
Ken tipped up the wheelbarrow, then stood back to rest.