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Hiccup   /hˈɪkəp/   Listen
Hiccup

verb
(past hiccupped; past part. hiccupped or hiccuped; pres. part. hicupping or hiccuping)
1.
Breathe spasmodically, and make a sound.  Synonym: hiccough.



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"Hiccup" Quotes from Famous Books



... you may be an eccentric; even hypocrisy, that supreme cynicism, does not disgust it; it is so literary that it does not hold its nose before Basile, and is no more scandalized by the prayer of Tartuffe than Horace was repelled by the "hiccup" of Priapus. No trait of the universal face is lacking in the profile of Paris. The bal Mabile is not the polymnia dance of the Janiculum, but the dealer in ladies' wearing apparel there devours the lorette with her eyes, exactly as the procuress Staphyla lay ...
— Les Miserables - Complete in Five Volumes • Victor Hugo

... junior in the great East Side High School, had been making hiccup-like sounds of interruption. He blurted now, "Say, Rone, ...
— Babbitt • Sinclair Lewis

... the land lay. And a humbling spectacle it was! James could scarcely yet be said to be himself, for his eyes were like scored collops, and his stomach was so sick that his face was like ill-bleached linen—pale as a dishclout. When he tried to speak, it was between a bock and a hiccup with him, and my feeling for his situation was such—knowing, as I did, all the ins and outs of the business—that I could not help being very wae for him. It therefore behoved me to make Nanse send ...
— The Life of Mansie Wauch - tailor in Dalkeith • D. M. Moir

... the hiccup. I did not like it, but little knew it was so dangerous a symptom as I afterwards understood. I sent for Dr. Bowie, who assured me that though it was a disagreeable symptom with other attendants, in his case it ...
— The Power of Faith - Exemplified In The Life And Writings Of The Late Mrs. Isabella Graham. • Isabella Graham



Words linked to "Hiccup" :   reflex, unconditioned reflex, symptom, hiccough, inborn reflex, suspire, reflex action, reflex response, plural form, respire, take a breath, breathe, hiccup nut, physiological reaction, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, plural



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