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hiccup

hic·cup (hic·cough)

hiccup (hiccough)

 
pronunciation:
hI kuhp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden, spasmodic inhalation that is cut off by the involuntary closing of the windpipe.
definition 2: (pl.) a series of such spasms, often difficult to stop.
He gets the hiccups when he is nervous.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hiccoughed, hiccoughing, hiccoughs, hiccupped, hiccupping, hiccups
definition 1: to make a hiccup or the sound of one.
definition 2: to suffer from an attack of the hiccups.
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