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[hip] /hɪp/
noun
1.
the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
2.
3.
Architecture. the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof.
4.
Furniture. knee (def 6).
adjective
5.
(especially of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength:
hip boots.
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
6.
(especially of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
7.
Architecture. to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.
Idioms
8.
shoot from the hip, Informal. to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence:
Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip.
9.
smite hip and thigh, to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English hipe, hupe, Old English hype; cognate with Old High German huf (German Hüfte hip), Gothic hups hip, loin; compare Greek kýbos cube, the hollow above the hips (of cattle), Latin cubitus elbow (see cubit)
Related forms
hipless, adjective
hiplike, adjective

shoot1

[shoot] /ʃut/
verb (used with object), shot, shooting.
1.
to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.
2.
to execute or put to death with a bullet:
to be shot at sunrise.
3.
to send forth or discharge (a missile) from a weapon:
to shoot a bullet.
4.
to discharge (a weapon):
to shoot a gun.
5.
to send forth (words, ideas, etc.) rapidly:
to shoot questions at someone.
6.
to fling; propel:
The volcano shot lava high into the air.
7.
to direct suddenly or swiftly:
Shoot the spotlight on the doorway. He shot a smile at his wife.
8.
to move suddenly; send swiftly along.
9.
to go over (country) in hunting game.
10.
to pass rapidly through, over, down, etc.:
to shoot rapids.
11.
to emit (a ray or rays, as of light) suddenly, briefly, or intermittently.
12.
to variegate by threads, streaks, etc., of another color.
13.
to cause to extend or project:
He shot out his arm and grabbed the ball.
14.
to discharge or empty, as down a chute:
Do not shoot rubbish here!
15.
Sports.
  1. to throw, kick, or otherwise propel (a ball, puck, etc.), as at a goal or teammate.
  2. to score (a goal, points, etc.) by propelling the ball, puck, etc.
16.
Games. to propel (a marble) from the crook or first knuckle of the forefinger by flicking with the thumb.
17.
  1. to throw (the dice or a specific number).
  2. to wager or offer to bet (a sum of money):
    I'll shoot ten bucks.
18.
Photography. to photograph or film.
19.
to put forth (buds, branches, etc.), as a plant.
20.
to slide (a bolt or the like) into or out of its fastening.
21.
to pull (one's cuffs) abruptly toward one's hands.
22.
Golf. to make a final score of (so many strokes):
He shot a 73 on the first 18 holes of the tournament.
23.
to take the altitude of (a heavenly body):
to shoot the sun.
24.
to detonate; cause to explode, as a charge of explosives.
25.
Aeronautics. to practice (a maneuver) by repetition:
to shoot landings.
26.
Slang. to inject (an addictive drug) intravenously.
verb (used without object), shot, shooting.
27.
to send forth missiles from a bow, firearm, or the like.
28.
to be discharged, as a firearm.
29.
to hunt with a gun for sport:
He fishes, but he doesn't shoot.
30.
to move or pass suddenly or swiftly; spurt:
The car shot ahead and was soon out of sight.
31.
Nautical. to acquire momentum and coast into the wind, as a sailboat in a confined area.
32.
to grow forth from the ground, as a stem.
33.
to put forth buds or shoots, as a plant; germinate.
34.
Photography. to photograph.
35.
Movies. to film or begin to film a scene or movie.
36.
to extend; jut:
a cape shooting out into the sea.
37.
Sports, Games.
  1. to propel a ball, puck, etc., at a goal, basket, pocket, etc., or in a specific direction:
    He shot for the green with a five iron.
  2. to propel a ball in a specific way:
    The center shoots left-handed.
38.
to be felt by or flow through or permeate the body:
Pain shot through his injured arm. Chills shot up and down her spine.
39.
to carry by force of discharge or momentum:
The missile left its pad and shot thousands of miles into space.
40.
Informal. to begin, especially to begin to talk:
I want to hear your complaint, so shoot!
noun
41.
the act of shooting with a bow, firearm, etc.
42.
Chiefly British. a hunting trip or expedition.
43.
a match or contest at shooting.
44.
a growing or sprouting, as of a plant.
45.
a new or young growth that shoots off from some portion of a plant.
46.
the amount of such growth.
47.
a young branch, stem, twig, or the like.
48.
a sprout that is not three feet high.
49.
a chute.
50.
Rocketry. the launching of a missile.
51.
Informal. a photographic assignment or session, as for a feature film or a television commercial:
The actress is away on a shoot.
52.
Rowing. the interval between strokes.
53.
Mining.
  1. a small tunnel branching off from a larger tunnel.
  2. a narrow vein of ore.
Verb phrases
54.
shoot down,
  1. to cause to fall by hitting with a shot:
    They shot down several ducks.
  2. Informal. to disparage, reject, or expose as false or inadequate; debunk:
    to shoot down a popular theory.
55.
shoot for/at, to attempt to obtain or accomplish; strive toward:
He is shooting for a higher production level.
56.
shoot up,
  1. to grow rapidly or suddenly.
  2. Informal. to damage or harass by reckless shooting:
    cowboys shooting up the town.
  3. to wound by shooting:
    He shot up the lion, but his guide killed it.
  4. Slang. to inject an addictive drug intravenously.
Idioms
57.
shoot from the hip, to act or speak without due consideration or deliberation.
58.
shoot off one's mouth / face, Slang.
  1. to talk indiscreetly, especially to reveal confidences, make thoughtless remarks, etc.
  2. to exaggerate:
    He likes to shoot off his mouth about what a great guy he is.
59.
shoot one's bolt. bolt1 (def 28).
60.
shoot one's wad. wad1 (def 13).
61.
shoot the breeze. breeze1 (def 11).
62.
shoot the bull. bull3 (def 2).
63.
shoot the works. work (def 54).
Origin
before 900; Middle English shoten (v.), Old English scēotan; cognate with Dutch schieten, German schiessen, Old Norse skjōta; akin to shot1
Synonyms
3, 5. project, impel, hurl, cast, throw. 17a. roll. 30. spring, start, dash, bolt, rush, fly. 36. project, protrude.
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British Dictionary definitions for shoot from hip

hip1

/hɪp/
noun
1.
(often pl) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
2.
another name for pelvis (sense 1)
3.
short for hip joint
4.
the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
Derived Forms
hipless, adjective
hiplike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English hype; related to Old High German huf, Gothic hups, Dutch heup

hip2

/hɪp/
noun
1.
the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenes Also called rosehip
Word Origin
Old English héopa; related to Old Saxon hiopo, Old High German hiufo, Dutch joop, Norwegian dialect hjūpa

hip3

/hɪp/
interjection
1.
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin

hip4

/hɪp/
adjective (slang) hipper, hippest, hepper, heppest
1.
aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
2.
(often postpositive) foll by to. informed (about)
Word Origin
C20: variant of earlier hep

HIP

/hɪp/
noun acronym
1.
(in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market

shoot

/ʃuːt/
verb shoots, shooting, shot
1.
(transitive) to hit, wound, damage, or kill with a missile discharged from a weapon
2.
to discharge (a missile or missiles) from a weapon
3.
to fire (a weapon) or (of a weapon) to be fired
4.
to send out or be sent out as if from a weapon: he shot questions at her
5.
(intransitive) to move very rapidly; dart
6.
(transitive) to slide or push into or out of a fastening: to shoot a bolt
7.
to emit (a ray of light) or (of a ray of light) to be emitted
8.
(transitive) to go or pass quickly over or through: to shoot rapids
9.
(intransitive) to hunt game with a gun for sport
10.
(transitive) to pass over (an area) in hunting game
11.
to extend or cause to extend; project
12.
(transitive) to discharge down or as if down a chute
13.
(intransitive) (of a plant) to produce (buds, branches, etc)
14.
(intransitive) (of a seed) to germinate
15.
to photograph or record (a sequence, subject, etc)
16.
(transitive; usually passive) to variegate or streak, as with colour
17.
(sport) to hit or propel (the ball, etc) towards the goal
18.
(transitive) (sport, mainly US & Canadian) to score (points, strokes, etc): he shot 72 on the first round
19.
(transitive) to plane (a board) to produce a straight edge
20.
(transitive) (mining) to detonate
21.
(transitive) to measure the altitude of (a celestial body)
22.
(often foll by up) (slang) to inject (someone, esp oneself) with (a drug, esp heroin)
23.
shoot a line, See line1 (sense 58)
24.
shoot from the hip, to speak bluntly or impulsively without concern for the consequences
25.
shoot one's bolt, See bolt1 (sense 13)
26.
(informal) shoot oneself in the foot, to damage one's own cause inadvertently
27.
(slang) shoot one's mouth off
  1. to talk indiscreetly
  2. to boast or exaggerate
28.
shoot the breeze, See breeze1 (sense 5)
noun
29.
the act of shooting
30.
the action or motion of something that is shot
31.
the first aerial part of a plant to develop from a germinating seed
32.
any new growth of a plant, such as a bud, young branch, etc
33.
(mainly Brit) a meeting or party organized for hunting game with guns
34.
an area or series of coverts and woods where game can be hunted with guns
35.
a steep descent in a stream; rapid
36.
(informal) a photographic assignment
37.
(geology, mining) a narrow workable vein of ore
38.
(obsolete) the reach of a shot
39.
(slang) the whole shoot, everything
interjection
40.
(US & Canadian) an exclamation expressing disbelief, scepticism, disgust, disappointment, etc
Word Origin
Old English sceōtan; related to Old Norse skjōta, Old High German skiozan to shoot, Old Slavonic iskydati to throw out
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Word Origin and History for shoot from hip

hip

n.

"part of the body where pelvis and thigh join," Old English hype "hip," from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (cf. Dutch heup, German Hüfte, Gothic hups "hip"), from PIE *qeub- "to bend." Hip of a roof is from late 17c.

"seed pod" (especially of wild rose), Old English heope, hiope "seed vessel of the wild rose," from Proto-Germanic *hiup- (cf. dialectal Norwegian hjupa, Old Saxon hiopo, Dutch joop, Old High German hiafo, dialectal German Hiefe, Old English hiopa "briar, bramble").

adj.

"informed," 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep (1), with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier.

interjection

exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep, cf. German hepp, to animals a cry to attack game, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see hep (2)); perhaps a natural sound (cf. Latin eho, heus).

shoot

v.

Old English sceotan "to hurl missiles, cast; strike, hit, push; run, rush; send forth swiftly; wound with missiles" (class II strong verb; past tense sceat, past participle scoten), from Proto-Germanic *skeutanan (cf. Old Saxon skiotan, Old Norse skjota "to shoot with (a weapon); shoot, launch, push, shove quickly," Old Frisian skiata, Middle Dutch skieten, Dutch schieten, Old High German skiozan, German schießen), from PIE root *skeud- "to shoot, to chase, to throw, to project" (cf. Sanskrit skundate "hastens, makes haste," Old Church Slavonic iskydati "to throw out," Lithuanian skudrus "quick, nimble").

In reference to pool playing, from 1926. Meaning "to strive (for)" is from 1967, American English. Sense of "descend (a river) quickly" is from 1610s. Meaning "to inject by means of a hypodermic needle" is attested from 1914. Meaning "photograph" (especially a movie) is from 1890. As an interjection, an arbitrary euphemistic alteration of shit, it is recorded from 1934. Shoot the breeze "chat" first recorded 1941. Shoot-'em-up (adj.) in reference to violent entertainment (Western movies, etc.) is from 1942. Shoot to kill first attested 1867. Shoot the cat "to vomit" is from 1785. To shoot the moon originally meant "depart by night with ones goods to escape back rent" (1829).

O, 'tis cash makes such crowds to the gin shops roam,
And 'tis cash often causes a rumpus at home ;
'Tis when short of cash people oft shoot the moon ;
And 'tis cash always keeps our pipes in tune.
Cash! cash! &c.

["The Melodist and Mirthful Olio, An Elegant Collection of the Most Popular Songs," vol. IV, London, 1829]

n.

"young branch of a tree or plant," mid-15c., from shoot (v.). Also "heavy, sudden rush of water" (1610s); "artificial channel for water running down" (1707); "conduit for coal, etc." (1844).

1530s, "an act of shooting;" 1852 as "a shooting match or party," from shoot (v.).

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shoot from hip in Medicine

hip (hĭp)
n.

  1. The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.

  2. The hip joint.

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shoot from hip in Science
shoot
  (sht)   
The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem.
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Slang definitions & phrases for shoot from hip

hip

adjective
  1. hep (1904+ Black)
  2. Being and/or emulating a hipster, hippy, beatnik, etc; cool, far out: ''I'm hip'' means Cool/ to be hip is to be ''disaffiliated'' (1951+)
verb

To make aware; inform: educating the masses of America, hipping black people to the need to work together (1932+)

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shoot from the hip

[fr hep]


shoot

interjection
  1. An invitation to speak, explain, etc: Just a minute. Okay. Shoot (1915+)
  2. A mild exclamation of disgust, disappointment, distress, etc • A euphemism for shit: Shoot, it's just the whiskey (late 1800s+)
noun
  1. A photographic or movie-making session: It was not an easy shoot (1970s+)
  2. shoot the breeze (1940s+)
verb
  1. To photograph, esp to make a movie: They were shooting over in Jersey (1890+)
  2. shoot up (1914+ Narcotics)
  3. (also shoot off)To ejaculate semen; come (1922+)
  4. To play certain games: watch the flamingos, shoot a little golf, grow a little garden (1926+)
Related Terms

turkey-shoot

[fourth verb sense by 1891 in the case of craps]


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Related Abbreviations for shoot from hip

HIP

Help for Incontinent People; (now NAFC: National Association for Continence)
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Idioms and Phrases with shoot from hip
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Encyclopedia Article for shoot from hip

hip

in anatomy, the joint between the thighbone (femur) and the pelvis; also the area adjacent to this joint. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint; the round head of the femur rests in a cavity (the acetabulum) that allows free rotation of the limb. Amphibians and reptiles have relatively weak pelvic girdles, and the femur extends horizontally. This does not permit efficient resistance to gravity, and the trunks of these animals often rest partially on the ground. In mammals the hip joint allows the femur to drop vertically, thus permitting the animal to hold itself off the ground and leading to specializations for running and leaping. See also pelvic girdle.

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