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    Can you help me with the meaning tip-off?

    We're now at the place called the Tip-Off, and it's named because this is the place where you tip off the edge into the last drop before that Colorado River.

    I need to translate it and I don't now why it is called Tip-off.
    I know it also means "warning" but that doesn't seem to be the case here.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Join Date: May 2008
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    Re: tip-off

    To tip something means to cause it to tumble and overturn; it is a verb.

    He tipped the cup off the table = he caused the cup to tumble off the the table (onto the floor).

    I think the Tip-Off is a place name derived from the verb which describes a feature of the place.

    I am not a teacher.


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