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Definition of hiccup verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hiccup

 verb
(also hiccough) verb
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkʌp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkʌp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hiccup
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkʌp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkʌp//
 
he / she / it hiccups
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkʌps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkʌps//
 
past simple hiccuped
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkʌpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkʌpt//
 
past participle hiccuped
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkʌpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkʌpt//
 
-ing form hiccuping
BrE BrE//ˈhɪkʌpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪkʌpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to have hiccups or a single hiccup Word Origin late 16th cent.: imitative; the form hiccough arose by association with cough.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hiccup

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