hiccup ( hiccups plural & 3rd person present) ( hiccuping present participle) ( hiccupping present participle) ( hiccuped past tense & past participle) ( hiccupped past tense & past participle ) , hiccough
1 n-count You can refer to a small problem or difficulty as a hiccup, especially if it does not last very long or is easily put right.
usu with supp, oft n N, N in n
A recent sales hiccup is nothing to panic about...
2 n-uncount When you have hiccups, you make repeated sharp sounds in your throat, often because you have been eating or drinking too quickly.
also the N
A young baby may frequently get a bout of hiccups during or soon after a feed.
3 n-count A hiccup is a sound of the kind that you make when you have hiccups.
4 verb When you hiccup, you make repeated sharp sounds in your throat.
She was still hiccuping from the egg she had swallowed whole. V
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