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Definition 1: the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for tip-off in the sense of this definition

(tip-off is a kind of ...) (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate

(... is part of tip-off) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

Definition 2: inside information that something is going to happen - [noun denoting cognition]

(tip-off is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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