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hiccup

noun [C usually pl] ( also hiccough)  /ˈhɪkˌʌp, -əp/ us  
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
verb [I] (-p-, -pp-) ( also hiccough)  /ˈhɪkˌʌp, -əp/ us  
She couldn’t stop hiccuping.
Translations of “hiccup”
in Korean 딸꾹질하다…
in Arabic يحَوزَق…
in French hoquet…
in Turkish hıçkırık, pürüz, geçici sorun…
in Italian singhiozzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 噪聲, 打呃,打嗝…
in Russian икота, заминка…
in Polish czkawka, (drobny) problem…
in Spanish hipo…
in Portuguese soluçar…
in German der Schluck, der Schluckauf…
in Catalan tenir singlot…
in Japanese しゃっくりする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 噪声, 呃逆,打嗝…
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