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English definition of “hiccup”

hiccup

noun [C usually pl] (also hiccough)    /ˈhɪkˌʌp, -əp/
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/ verb [I] She couldn’t stop hiccuping .
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