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hiccupnoun [C usually pl]

(also hiccough)  us   /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
verb [I] (-p-, -pp-) (also hiccough)  us   /ˈhɪkˌʌp, -əp/
She couldn’t stop hiccuping.
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hiccupnoun

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

hiccupverb [I]

(-p-) (UK also hiccough) uk   /ˈhɪk.ʌp/  us   /ˈhɪk.ʌp/
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