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English noun: hiccup

1. hiccup (state) (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


SamplesHow do you cure the hiccups?.


Synonymshiccough, singultus


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, symptom, unconditioned reflex


Domain usageplural, plural form


English verb: hiccup

1. hiccup (body) breathe spasmodically, and make a sound


SamplesWhen you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water.


Synonymshiccough


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath









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