tip over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tip over turn from an upright or normal position "The big vase overturned","The canoe tumped over"
    • v tip over cause to overturn from an upright or normal position "The cat knocked over the flower vase","the clumsy customer turned over the vase","he tumped over his beer"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer). The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear, is just one-fifth of an inch long.
    • Tip over to overturn by tipping
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Sw. tippa, to tap; Ger. tupfen.

Usage

In literature:

Then she tipped over the goblet, and flew to the window.
"Dotty Dimple's Flyaway" by Sophie May
Only once as they neared the ranch she paused a moment, pointing out over the dazzling plains to the purple tipped mountains in the distance.
"The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle" by Laura Lee Hope
Then he was caught fast by the wristbands, and the ponies of the 44 tipped over the broken abutment.
"Golden Stories" by Various
All the same, we nearly tipped over, and Sir Lionel told us to jump.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
They tipped over the crest of the mountain, and began the long descent.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Tipped me a couple of dollars over an' above the register.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
If you're tipped over again, hold on to your rod.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
They both fell flat on the floor, tipped over the chair, and frightened the girls badly.
"The Bobbin Boy" by William M. Thayer
Just tip the cots over and roll 'em out on the floor.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
If the machine is tipping a little to one side, don't get excited and throw it clean over the other way.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
Must have tipped you right over.
"Ambrotox and Limping Dick" by Oliver Fleming
Louis got on top of this and was able by tip-toeing to get an occasional glimpse over.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
Made of metal, cannot spill or tip over, will not spoil or injure anything.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Dish-pans clattered, stools tipped over, pictures banged on the walls!
"Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
But Bunny knew that, sooner or later, water generally washes over the top of a raft, for one side or the other is likely to tip down.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
Now last night I had the misfortune to tip Lieutenant Carlo di Ferara over into a ditch.
"Jerry" by Jean Webster
It flowed up over the structure's surface to the damaged point and thrust the tip of its front end into the crater.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
All of a sudden some boys, who were trying to get closer to Tum Tum, ran into the peanut wagon, and tipped it over.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
And then the fog closed down again, lifting momentarily at six o'clock when we passed over the north-western tip of Greenland.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
That imperfect notion of balance, not infrequent in small boys, caused him to tip over and cleave the water with his head.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

"Traveller, what lies over the hill?
Traveller, tell to me:
Tip-toe-high on the window-sill
Over I cannot see."
"Tell Me" by George MacDonald
And now-- the moon hangs over me
A disk of dazzling brilliancy,
And every star-tip stabs my sights
With splintered glitterings of light!
"Last Night-- And This" by James Whitcomb Riley
See! light is gleaming
In primrose brakes,
And out of its dreaming
The speedwell wakes,
And the tender tips of the timid clover
Peep forth to see if the frost be over.
"Another Spring Carol" by Alfred Austin
Through the crimson tips of the wintry brake
She peeped, and shouted, `Awake! Awake!'
And over the hill and down the hollow
She called, `I have come. So follow, follow!'
"The Passing Of Spring" by Alfred Austin
Yes, ever and ever till you, my Queen,
Came over the sea that is all your own,
When the tear on the tip of the vine is seen,
And the fig—tree cressets have flamed to green,
And windflower wakened, and tulip blown.
"Invocation" by Alfred Austin
Goin' home that evenin' I tell you I was blue,
Thinkin' of all my troubles, and what I was goin' to do;
And if my hosses hadn't been the steadiest team alive,
They'd 've tipped me over, certain, for I couldn't see where to drive.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

They were tipping a few brews back when they started arguing over the last beer.
One week after a car slammed into a Jefferson County Public School bus full of kids and tipped it over, many of those students are still recovering from physical injuries and emotional scars.
New research sheds light on tips and tricks that may help you to curb overeating throughout the day.
Five tips to avoid holiday overeating .
Wielding machetes and poisoned-tipped arrows, mobs angered over the Nigerian presidential election rampaged through the city of Kaduna, which straddles the line between the country's Christian south and Muslim north.
Police called over restaurant tipping policy.
Family says restaurant locked them inside over tip refusal .
The problem is that some of the tips are the same suggestions being mentioned over and over.
Over 2,200 tips have been submitted to law enforcement regarding the roadway shootings that have terrorized drivers in Michigan the past few weeks.
One man is dead after his semi tipped over into a ditch.
Semi-truck tips over on Astoria-Megler Bridge.
Arrange asparagus tips over all.
Semi- truck tips over on Astoria-Megler Bridge.
Shanks died three days after he tipped over in his electric scooter and hit his head on concrete while attending the group's convention in Anaheim.
Freshman Kalisha Goree tips a ball over the DeKalb frontline Tuesday night in the Lady Eagles come-from-behind win over the Lady Barons.
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In science:

The electron tunneling from the electrode tips occurs uniformly over a sphere of this radius.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Over the last few years, rapid progress has been made in distance measurements for nearby galaxies based on the magnitude of the tip of red giant branch stars.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
The T magnitude is constructed to correct for the slope of the tip I magnitudes as a function of V − I , forcing the tip T magnitudes to be constant over a large range of colors or equivalently metallicities13 .
A New Cepheid Distance to the Giant Spiral M101 Based On Image Subtraction of HST/ACS Observations
Drift correction is performed by scanning over the target-containing diamond mesa, and the measured topography is the convolution of this mesa (∼ 200 nm in diameter) with the diamond nanopillar scanning tip (∼ 200 nm in diameter).
Nanoscale magnetic imaging of a single electron spin under ambient conditions
The LFs have been normalized along the vertical axis over a 3 mag interval on the upper giant branch, while the horizontal axis shows brightness measured with respect to the RGB-tip.
High Angular Resolution JHK Imaging of the Centers of the Metal-Poor Globular Clusters NGC5272 (M3), NGC6205 (M13), NGC6287, and NGC6341 (M92)
The tip wave function is rather extended, and matrix elements to continuum states at high energies are very small, due to the rapid oscillations of the continuum states over the spatial range of the tip wave function.
Simple model for scanning tunneling spectroscopy of noble metal surfaces with adsorbed Kondo impurities
Figure 4.3: The conifold is a cone over S 3 × S 2 with a conical singularity at its tip that can be smoothed out by a deformation or a small resolution.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
Motivated by nodal flows in development [226], a second study considered cilia whose tips perform three-dimensional tra jectories over a surface.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
The resolution full-width-half-maximum (FWHM) over the full imaging field-of-view for each camera, is given as a function of wavelength based on a preliminary analysis of the efficiency of the proposed ground-layer tip-tilt correction system.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
As we did earlier for the N D3-branes in the AdS5 × S 5 construction, one may think of the M wrapped D5 branes “smeared out” over the S 3 of finite size at the tip of the cone.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
For example, if c = 1/2 and the average paper in the database gives out n = 15 citations, then after any particular paper in that database has received 15 citations, it will begin to accumulate citations significantly faster than random – it will have ‘tipped over’ into the power-law scaling region.
Nonuniversal power law scaling in the probability distribution of scientific citations
While near the tip the supersolid phase exists only over a narrow filling factor range, it quickly extends (V /t = 15) all the way to half filling.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
In the rest frame of the neutron, it appears to tip the magnetic field over and the neutron spin spirals down by 90◦ into the plane perpendicular to ˆz .
Parity- and Time-Reversal Tests in Nuclear Physics
The D2branes span the Minkowski space and reside at the tip of the cone over Z .
Freund-Rubin Revisited
Over one part of the set V the map f is strongly expanding, elswehere it is contracting. A part of the expansion region, which we denote as U ⊂ V , is depicded in red and green (the green region is on the left tip of the red region and is poining towards the attractor) on Figure 13.
Computer Assisted Proof for Normally Hyperbolic Invariant Manifolds
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