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    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The head of the German police force, Matthias Seeger, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper that there have been a number of tip-offs from different sources.

    tip-off = hint, secret information

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The head of the German police force, Matthias Seeger, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper that there have been a number of tip-offs from different sources.

    tip-off = hint, secret information

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Yes, that's correct. It can also be a verb:

    They tipped off the German police.

    It can also mean the beginning of a basketball game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acslater017 View Post

    It can also mean the beginning of a basketball game!
    As a verb or noun? Or both?

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