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Noun: hiccup  'hik,úp
  1. (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?";
    - hiccough, singultus
Verb: hiccup (hiccupped,hicupping, also hiccuped,hiccuping)  'hik,úp
  1. Breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
    "When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water";
    - hiccough

Derived forms: hiccuped, hiccuping, hiccupped, hiccups

Type of: breathe, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, respire, suspire, symptom, take a breath, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Hiccup