hiccup : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hi kuhp

  • n  (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
    how do you cure the hiccups?
  • v  breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
    When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

  • Anna Mayer, 21, of New York City started hiccuping some seven weeks ago, but unlike most people, she did not stop.
  • One potential hiccup for Specter is the down economy.
  • This isn't just a trend, a temporary fad or a generational hiccup.
News & Articles


  • Serena Williams in Bloomberg
    I served well today,Serena Williams said in a news conference. "I had a little bit of a hiccup. But she returned really well. It forced me to serve really well."
  • Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper in Times Online
    Despite my little hiccup, or major hiccup, I think we did a good job out there,Ms Stefanyshyn-Piper said after returning to the space station.
  • Andy MacPhail in 940 News
    We had a hiccup on the 27th and we had to go back with MLB to make sure certain safeguards were in place for both sides,MacPhail said.

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