tip

(redirected from tip the scales)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to tip the scales: tip the balance
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb
  • phrase

Synonyms for tip

end

cap

reward

Synonyms

hint

Synonyms

tip over

Synonyms

tip someone off

Synonyms

tip something over

Synonyms for tip

to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal

deviation from a particular direction

a material favor or gift, usually money, given in return for service

an item of advance or inside information given as a guide to action

to give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities

Synonyms for tip

the extreme end of something

a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

an indication of potential opportunity

the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

cause to tilt

Related Words

mark with a tip

Related Words

give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on

Synonyms

Related Words

cause to topple or tumble by pushing

Synonyms

Related Words

walk on one's toes

Related Words

strike lightly

Synonyms

Related Words

give insider information or advise to

Synonyms

Related Words

remove the tip from

References in periodicals archive ?
Barrett also cautioned that pricing, packaging, and FCC regulations could tip the scales one way or another.
A little bit is enough to tip the scales in tight international matches.
Like much of DeBellevue's work, Norwegian Wood combines whimsy with a whiff of allegory, but the dreary tones of the recycled plas tic tip the scales toward allegory.
At best, he might force liberal issues onto the agenda and tip the scales in the Gore-Bradley battle, Democratic consultants say.
As one of our conference speakers observed yesterday, we are now at the "tipping point," the time to make dramatic change, and we are the people to tip the scales in favor of the people of California.