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tipping off

German translation: jemandem einen Tip geben

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English term or phrase:tipping somebody off
German translation:jemandem einen Tip geben
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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05:03 Aug 9, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: tipping off
alerting the client that an investigation is underway.
monitor
Local time: 03:46
jmdm einen Tip geben
Explanation:
Duden-Oxford on tip:
d) (coll.: give) geben; tip sb. the wink (fig.) jmdm. Bescheid sagen; (tip sb. off) jmdm. einen Tipp geben (ugs.);

Norstedts on tip off:
tip a p. off jmd warnen, jmdm einen Hinweis/Tip geben

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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 03:46
Grading comment
Thank you Mats
Marcel :-)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1einen Wink geben / warnen
Ralf Lemster
najmdm einen Tip geben
Mats Wiman
naeinen Tipp geben
Thomas Bollmann


  

Answers


8 mins
einen Tipp geben


Explanation:
perhaps this could work


    experience
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 66
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18 mins
jmdm einen Tip geben


Explanation:
Duden-Oxford on tip:
d) (coll.: give) geben; tip sb. the wink (fig.) jmdm. Bescheid sagen; (tip sb. off) jmdm. einen Tipp geben (ugs.);

Norstedts on tip off:
tip a p. off jmd warnen, jmdm einen Hinweis/Tip geben




    Duden-Oxford+Norsteds+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 711
Grading comment
Thank you Mats
Marcel :-)
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
einen Wink geben / warnen


Explanation:
If someone is 'tipped off' the warning is usually given in circumstances where the information probably shouldn't have been passed on (the German 'Tipp' is therefore a false friend, since it involves a proper recommendation rather than an off-the-cuff info).

Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 4899

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sarah Downing: I totally agree with this and think that this is the best translation.
21 hrs
  -> Thanks... the comment given by the asker gives us some clues as to his choice... ;-)
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