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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
Translations of “hiccup”
in Spanish hipo…
in French hoquet…
in German der Schluck, der Schluckauf…
in Chinese (Traditional) 噪聲, 打呃,打嗝…
in Russian икота, заминка…
in Turkish hıçkırık, pürüz, geçici sorun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 噪声, 呃逆,打嗝…
in Polish czkawka, (drobny) problem…
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