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hic·cup

also hic·cough  (hĭk′əp)
n.
1.
a. A spasm of the diaphragm resulting in a rapid, involuntary inhalation that is stopped by the sudden closure of the glottis and accompanied by a sharp, distinctive sound.
b. hiccups also hiccoughs An attack of these spasms. Often used with the.
2. The sound made by such a spasm or a sound resembling it: "the urgent hiccup of a police siren" (John Updike).
3. A usually minor setback, impediment, or difficulty; a hitch: "As long as the Fed remains fearful to act lest it be blamed for any economic hiccup, market uncertainty will continue" (Kevin Brady).
intr.v. hic·cupped, hic·cup·ping, hic·cups also hic·coughed or hic·cough·ing or hic·coughs
1. To make a hiccup or a sound like a hiccup.
2. To have an attack of hiccups.

[Imitative.]

hiccup

(ˈhɪkʌp) or

hiccough

n
1. (Pathology) a spasm of the diaphragm producing a sudden breathing in followed by a closing of the glottis, resulting in a sharp sound. Technical name: singultus
2. (Pathology) the state or condition of having such spasms
3. informal a minor difficulty or problem
vb, -cups, -cuping, -cuped, -cups, -cupping, -cupped, -coughs, -coughing or -coughed
4. (Pathology) (intr) to make a hiccup or hiccups
5. (Pathology) (tr) to utter with a hiccup or hiccups
[C16: of imitative origin]

hic•cup

or hic•cough

(ˈhɪk ʌp, -əp)

n., v. -cuped -cupped or -coughed, -cup•ing -cup•ping or -cough•ing. n.
1. a quick, involuntary inhalation that follows a spasm of the diaphragm and is suddenly checked by closure of the glottis, producing a short, relatively sharp sound.
2. Usu., hiccups. the condition of having such spasms.
v.i.
3. to make the sound of a hiccup: The motor hiccuped.
4. to have the hiccups.
[1570–80; alter. of hocket, hickock, of imitative origin; akin to Low German hick]

hic·cup

(hĭk′əp)
A sudden and uncontrolled contraction of the diaphragm, causing the breath to be quickly drawn in and then immediately cut off by a closing of the throat.

hiccup


Past participle: hiccuped/hiccupped
Gerund: hiccuping/hiccupping

Imperative
hiccup
hiccup
Present
I hiccup
you hiccup
he/she/it hiccups
we hiccup
you hiccup
they hiccup
Preterite
I hiccuped/hiccupped
you hiccuped/hiccupped
he/she/it hiccuped/hiccupped
we hiccuped/hiccupped
you hiccuped/hiccupped
they hiccuped/hiccupped
Present Continuous
I am hiccuping/hiccupping
you are hiccuping/hiccupping
he/she/it is hiccuping/hiccupping
we are hiccuping/hiccupping
you are hiccuping/hiccupping
they are hiccuping/hiccupping
Present Perfect
I have hiccuped/hiccupped
you have hiccuped/hiccupped
he/she/it has hiccuped/hiccupped
we have hiccuped/hiccupped
you have hiccuped/hiccupped
they have hiccuped/hiccupped
Past Continuous
I was hiccuping/hiccupping
you were hiccuping/hiccupping
he/she/it was hiccuping/hiccupping
we were hiccuping/hiccupping
you were hiccuping/hiccupping
they were hiccuping/hiccupping
Past Perfect
I had hiccuped/hiccupped
you had hiccuped/hiccupped
he/she/it had hiccuped/hiccupped
we had hiccuped/hiccupped
you had hiccuped/hiccupped
they had hiccuped/hiccupped
Future
I will hiccup
you will hiccup
he/she/it will hiccup
we will hiccup
you will hiccup
they will hiccup
Future Perfect
I will have hiccuped/hiccupped
you will have hiccuped/hiccupped
he/she/it will have hiccuped/hiccupped
we will have hiccuped/hiccupped
you will have hiccuped/hiccupped
they will have hiccuped/hiccupped
Future Continuous
I will be hiccuping/hiccupping
you will be hiccuping/hiccupping
he/she/it will be hiccuping/hiccupping
we will be hiccuping/hiccupping
you will be hiccuping/hiccupping
they will be hiccuping/hiccupping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hiccuping/hiccupping
you have been hiccuping/hiccupping
he/she/it has been hiccuping/hiccupping
we have been hiccuping/hiccupping
you have been hiccuping/hiccupping
they have been hiccuping/hiccupping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hiccuping/hiccupping
you will have been hiccuping/hiccupping
he/she/it will have been hiccuping/hiccupping
we will have been hiccuping/hiccupping
you will have been hiccuping/hiccupping
they will have been hiccuping/hiccupping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hiccuping/hiccupping
you had been hiccuping/hiccupping
he/she/it had been hiccuping/hiccupping
we had been hiccuping/hiccupping
you had been hiccuping/hiccupping
they had been hiccuping/hiccupping
Conditional
I would hiccup
you would hiccup
he/she/it would hiccup
we would hiccup
you would hiccup
they would hiccup
Past Conditional
I would have hiccuped/hiccupped
you would have hiccuped/hiccupped
he/she/it would have hiccuped/hiccupped
we would have hiccuped/hiccupped
you would have hiccuped/hiccupped
they would have hiccuped/hiccupped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hiccup - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible soundhiccup - (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?"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Verb1.hiccup - breathe spasmodically, and make a sound; "When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

hiccup

hiccough
noun setback, hold-up, hitch, glitch, check, blow, upset, disappointment, bit of trouble A recent sales hiccup is nothing to panic about.
Translations
škytnutímít škytavkuškytatškytavka
hikke
hicksenSchluckauf
hikka
csukláscsuklik
hikstahikstakasthiksti
žagsėjimasžagsėtižagtelėjimas
žagasžagoties
mať štikútavkuštikútavka
kolcanje
hıçkır makhıçkırıkhıçkırık tutmahıçkırma

hiccup

hiccough [ˈhɪkʌp]
n
(lit)hoquet m
to have hiccoughs → avoir le hoquet
to get hiccups → avoir le hoquet
(= small problem) → contretemps m
vihoqueter

hiccup,

hiccough

(ˈhikap) noun
1. (the sound caused by) a sudden brief stopping of the breath caused by eg eating or drinking too much, too quickly.
2. (in plural) the frequent repetition of this, at intervals of a few seconds. an attack of hiccoughs; I've got the hiccups.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈhiccuped (American also ˈhiccupped) –
to make a hiccup or hiccups.

hiccup

n hipo; to have the hiccups tener hipo; vi (pret & pp -cuped o -cupped; ger -cuping o -cupping) hipar, tener hipo
References in classic literature ?
Trevor make a sort of hiccoughing noise in his throat, and jumping out of his chair, he ran into the house.
for bursting out of the trap-door in the Moorish Palace like a house-breaker, and hiccoughing twelve times on the assembled company, as if he had got drunk for joy!
She's hardly able to catch a breath, almost hiccoughing.