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noun [countable] hip pronunciation in British English /hɪp/
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  1. 1
    one of the two parts at either side of your body between your waist and the top of your legs
    She stood with her hands on her hips, waiting.
    I’d like to lose weight from my hips and thighs.
    1. a.
      one of the two joints (=parts where two bones meet) at either side of your body between your waist and the top of your legs
      He fell downstairs and broke his hip.
      a hip replacement operation
    See also shoot1
  2. 2
    a rose hip
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