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English definition of “hiccup”
hiccup (also hiccough)
/ˈhɪkˌʌp/, /-əp/ n [C usually pl]
› one of a series of sudden, explosive releases of air from the throat, which are difficult to control but usually stop after a short time: I’ve got the hiccups. hiccup (-p-, -pp-) (also hiccough)
/ˈhɪkˌʌp/, /-əp/ v [I] › She couldn’t stop hiccuping.