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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hiphip1 /hɪp/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 HBAHBHone of the two parts on each side of your body between the top of your leg and your waist She stood there with her hands on her hips glaring at him. The old lady had fallen and broken her hip.2 HBPDthe red fruit of some kinds of roses syn rose hip
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hipHarriet met them at the edge of the yard with her hands on her hips.Mrs Fanning rolled her hips in a droll way like some one trying to keep up a Hula-Hoop.She had shredded the thing with her hips.The leotard she wore was a pale yellow Spandex, defining the wide shoulders and lean hips of a gymnast.Now reverse it - right hand behind your head, left hand on hip and lean to your left.The physiotherapist controls the patient's balance reactions by maintaining control of the patient's hip and knee.If Christmas has settled on your hips and middle, it's time to act.Check that you are in a square position with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
hiphip2 adjective informal  1 FASHIONABLEdoing things or done according to the latest fashion syn cool McMillan’s novel gets my vote for hippest book of the year.2 be/get hip to something
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hipI hate old people who dress like teenagers and think they're hip.It's really funny when Dad tries to be hip.But Route 66 shows that nostalgia is positively hip.This attitude is defiantly hip and belligerently contemporary.But I plan over the next year to completely renew my rig; there are just too many hip new things.The South Side is becoming a really hip place to live.
hiphip3 interjection   hip, hip, hooray!HIPHIP /hɪp/ noun [countable]  the abbreviation of Home Information PackFrom Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Finance
HipHip noun [countable] British English PROPERTY home income plan; an arrangement that allows you to have an income from the EQUITY in your home (=the part of your home’s value that would belong to you if the house was sold)The alternative to the mortgage-based Hip is a plan where you sell, rather than mortgage, part or all of your house. see also Ship
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