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hip to (someone or something)

Aware of someone or something. Why isn't anyone else hip to Sarah's schemes? She's so obvious! You better get hip to Mark's manipulative ways now, before it's too late.
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*hip to someone or something

Inf. knowing about someone or something; adapting to someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; become ~.) The boss began to get hip to Mary and her deviousness. She finally began to get hip to what was going on.
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Consolidation of Powders--Powders are consolidated by HIP to various intermediate and finished products, including billets to be further worked by forging and rolling, from which parts are machined.
During the mid-1960s, several developments allowed HIP to be used in broader applications.