- A spasm of the diaphragm, or the resulting sound.
verb to hiccup (past tense and past participle: hiccupped (UK), hiccuped or hiccupped (US)) (UK and US pt and pp need to be confirmed)
- There was a loud hiccup from the back of the room and the class erupted in laughter
- A minor setback.
- There's been a slight hiccup in the processing of this quarter's results
- To have the hiccups.
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