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hiccup

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hiccuphic‧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
Examples from the Corpus
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.
Related topics: Human
hiccuphiccup2 verb (hiccupped, hiccupping) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 HBHBREATHEto have hiccups
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hiccupTwo days before admission he noted abdominal distension and began to hiccup.Under the black vinyl the waters burbled and hiccuped.Would-be lovers belch or hiccup at decisive moments.Suffolk people hiccup half their words away.Rufus went on laughing, hiccuping with laughter.
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Verb table
hiccup
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhiccup
he, she, ithiccups
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhiccuped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hiccuped
he, she, ithas hiccuped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hiccuped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hiccup
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hiccuped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hiccuping
he, she, itis hiccuping
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you, we, theyare hiccuping
Past
I, he, she, itwas hiccuping
you, we, theywere hiccuping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hiccuping
he, she, ithas been hiccuping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hiccuping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hiccuping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hiccuping
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