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HICCUP (hiccupped, hiccupping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hiccup mean? 

HICCUP (noun)
  The noun HICCUP has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: HICCUP used as a noun is very rare.


HICCUP (verb)
  The verb HICCUP has 1 sense:

1. breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

  Familiarity information: HICCUP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HICCUP (noun)


Sense 1hiccup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

hiccough; hiccup; singultus

Context example:

how do you cure the hiccups?

Hypernyms ("hiccup" is a kind of...):

inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; physiological reaction; reflex; unconditioned reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


HICCUP (verb)


Sense 1hiccup [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

hiccough; hiccup

Context example:

When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

Hypernyms (to "hiccup" is one way to...):

breathe; respire; suspire; take a breath (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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