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  1. The extreme end of something, especially when pointed; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil. [From 15th c.]
  2. A piece of metal, fabric or other material used to cover the top of something for protection, utility or decoration. [From 15th c.]
  3. (music) The end of a bow of a stringed instrument that is not held.
  4. (plural) A small piece of meat.
  5. A piece of stiffened lining pasted on the inside of a hat crown.
  6. A thin, boarded brush made of camel's hair, used by gilders in lifting gold leaf.
  1. (transitive) To provide with a tip; to cover the tip of. [From 15th c.]
  1. (ergative) (To cause) to knock over, make fall down or overturn. [(transitive) From early 14th c.] [(intransitive) From earlier 16th c.]
  2. (ergative) (To cause) to be, or come to be, in a tilted or sloping position; (to cause) to become unbalanced. [From 17th c.]
  3. (transitive, slang, dated) To drink. [From 18th c.]
  4. (transitive) To dump (refuse). [From 19th c.]
  5. (US, transitive) To pour a libation or a liquid from a container, particularly from a forty of malt liquor. [From 20th c.]
  6. (transitive) To deflect with one′s fingers, especially one′s fingertips.
  1. (skittles, obsolete) The knocking over of a skittle. [From 17th c.]
  2. An act of tipping up or tilting. [From 19th c.]
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine; a heap (see tipple); a dump. [From 19th c.]
  4. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Rubbish thrown from a quarry.
  5. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, by extension) A recycling centre.
  6. (colloquial) A very untidy place. [From 20th c.]
  7. The act of deflecting with one's fingers, especially the fingertips
  1. (now rare) To hit quickly and lightly; to tap. [From later 15th c.]
  1. (now rare) A light blow or tap. [From later 16th c.]
  1. To give a small gratuity to, especially to an employee of someone who provides a service. [From early 18th c.]
  2. (thieves′ slang) To give, pass. [From early 17th c.]
  1. A gratuity; a small amount of money left for a bartender, waiter, taxi driver or other servant as a token of appreciation. [From mid-18th c.]
  1. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
  2. A piece of advice.
  1. To give a piece of private information to; to inform (someone) of a clue, secret knowledge, etc. [From later 19th c.]
  1. (African American Vernacular) A kick or phase; one's current habits or behaviour.
  2. (African American Vernacular) A particular arena or sphere of interest; a front.
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