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hiccup in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhiccuphic‧cup1, hiccough /ˈhɪkʌp, -kəp/ noun [countable]  1 [usually plural]HBHBREATHE a sudden repeated stopping of the breath, usually caused by eating or drinking too fastget/have hiccups British English, get/have the hiccups American English Don’t drink so fast – you’ll get hiccups.2 PROBLEMa small problem or delayhiccup in a hiccup in the negotiations
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hiccupBut he also assumes that the economy will keep chugging along with barely a hiccup of a recession.Our job today is just a hiccup in time.A hiccup, possibly, but no decent restaurant should produce one of that size.Nausea, vomiting and hiccup with aversion to warm food and desire for cold food.The sales drive was interrupted by a legal hiccup.The airline industry's troubles are a mere hiccup in an otherwise upward growth trend.There were a few minor hiccups in the space shuttle launch.That was the only hiccup in Llanelli's 10-try victory, although they were not the highest scorers of the day.There was a slight hiccup when I couldn't find my car keys, but finally we set off.The event started with a slight hiccup when it was discovered that the batteries were in the wrong way round.My training is going very well apart from the slight hiccup with the railway line.get/have the hiccupsI got the hiccups, excuse me.