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English definition of “hiccup”


noun [C] ( also hiccough)     /ˈhɪkʌp/
NOISE a quick noise you make in your throat when a muscle in your chest moves suddenly : [usually plural] I got hiccups from drinking too quickly .Noises made by the body
PROBLEM a small , temporary problem : I'm afraid there's been a slight hiccup.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of hiccup noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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