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synonyms for tip the scales

  • cancel out
  • counterbalance
  • eclipse
  • exceed
  • offset
  • overcome
  • overshadow
  • prevail
  • surpass
  • balance
  • compensate
  • counterpoise
  • countervail
  • excel
  • outbalance
  • outrival
  • outrun
  • predominate
  • preponderate
  • atone for
  • make up for
  • set off
  • take precedence
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antonyms for tip the scales

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  • fail
  • fall behind
  • lose
  • surrender
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How to use tip the scales in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The best pipet is a small glass tube which has been drawn out at one end to a tip with rather small opening.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Tip wore leaky boots all last winter, but when spring came he bought Mrs. Pulsifer a sewing machine.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Mrs. Kaye's expressive eyes, which had dwelt on Isabel with flattering attention, fell to the tip of her cigarette.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The blood is obtained from the finger-tip or the lobe of the ear, as for a blood count; only a very small drop is required.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
After an hour, the cone is so closely shut, that the flowers are held as fast in its scales as if they had always grown there.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
It should be of rather large caliber, and have an opening in the tip and one or two in the side near the tip.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TIP THE SCALES

  • atone for
  • balance
  • cancel out
  • compensate
  • counterbalance
  • counterpoise
  • countervail
  • eclipse
  • exceed
  • excel
  • make up for
  • offset
  • outbalance
  • outrival
  • outrun
  • overcome
  • overshadow
  • predominate
  • preponderate
  • prevail
  • set off
  • surpass
  • take precedence
  • tip the scales
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.