tip-off

tip-off
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (information)
a. el soplo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Someone gave the cops a tip-off.Alguien le dio un soplo a la policía.
b. el chivatazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The tip-off enabled the detectives to find the murderer.El chivatazo les permitió a los detectives encontrar al asesino.
2. (sports)
a. el salto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The players gathered at center court for the tip-off.Los jugadores se congregaron en el centro de la cancha para el salto.
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tip-off
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el soplo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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tip-off [ˈtɪpɒf]
noun
(warning) información (f); advertencia (f); (to police) soplo (informal) (m); chivatazo (m) (informal); (Esp)
but the police were ready and waiting thanks to a tip-off to [give] sb a tip-off
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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