hiccup

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hiccup
  • noun
    An involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a characteristic gulping sound. (then she got hiccups)
    A temporary or minor problem or setback. (just a little hiccup in our usual wonderful service)
    verb
    Have an attack of hiccups or a single hiccup. (they lay about hiccuping and giggling)

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