tip up(redirected from tip it up)
To tilt the bottom of some container upward, causing its contents to spill. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tip" and "up." The child tipped up the bucket and poured water all over his sister's sandcastle. The worker got so fed up with the foreman's criticisms that he tipped his wheelbarrow up and poured wet concrete all over the man's boots.
tip something up
to tilt something so it dumps. Jason tipped the wheelbarrow up and dumped the dirt out. He tipped up the glass, dumping the orange juice on the table.