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hiccup

noun uk ( UK also hiccough)   /ˈhɪk.ʌp/ us  

hiccup noun (NOISE)

[C usually plural] a loud noise that you make in the throat without wanting to, caused by a sudden tightening of a muscle just below the chest and usually happening repeatedlythe hiccups [plural] a series of hiccups: I've got the hiccups. an attack of the hiccups

hiccup noun (PROBLEM)

[C] a problem that delays or interrupts something for a while, but does not usually cause serious difficulties: We've had one or two slight hiccups, but progress has generally been quite steady.

hiccup

verb [I] uk (-p-) ( UK also hiccough)   /ˈhɪk.ʌp/ us  
to make a hiccup: I can't stop hiccuping - does anyone know a good cure?
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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