tip back

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tip back

1. To lean backward, especially at a precarious angle. The entire plane tipped back on the runway due to an imbalance of cargo near its tail. John tipped back in his chair and nearly fell over.
2. To cause someone or something to lean backward. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "tip" and "back." The dancer tipped his partner back with dramatic flourish. I tipped back the chair and rested it against the wall.
3. To drink something, especially alcohol. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "tip" and "back." He grabbed the bottle of beer and tipped it back. We sat on the porch tipping back margaritas.
See also: back, tip
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