Definition of 'hiccup'
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We may feel the presentation had hiccups. Christianity Today (2000)The car was superb all year and we have had one small hiccup at the wrong time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This bout of introspection has been brought on by my most recent ethical hiccup. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then came our first slight hiccup. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These businesses will indeed suffer earnings hiccups, as they always have. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it may halt your hiccups, too. The Sun (2015)Maybe so, but the system still suffered from technical hiccups. Times, Sunday Times (2010)TO most of us a bout of hiccups is annoying for the few minutes it lasts. The Sun (2010)It is no surprise that the tax affairs of the world's richest man are prone to the odd hiccup. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's just a slight hiccup. Times, Sunday Times (2009)While what really causes hiccups is unknown, it could be the act of swallowing the sugar that stops the reflex spasm. The Sun (2012)There had been no obvious signs of an impending collapse, except that he had been suffering a disturbing bout of hiccups for three weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Small hiccups don't look set to stand in her way, though. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Elsewhere, though, there has been the odd hiccup. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is one minor hiccup - Maximus needs to raise more cash to fund its challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You would always rather not have small hiccups in the final two weeks before a race, but he does seem to have bounced back very quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is already running at 99 per cent capacity, with the result that it can take only a tiny hiccup to cause havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The longest case of hiccups I've seen in a patient lasted two years. The Sun (2013)All businesses suffer IT hiccups, but one on which people so rely cannot justify allowing one to knock it so senseless. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A fun, creative period is on its way, so use this positive energy to clear up any recent hiccups with lovers. The Sun (2015)Q I get terrible bouts of hiccups. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'hiccup'
British English: hiccup NOUN
You can refer to a small problem or difficulty as a hiccup, especially if it does not last very long or is easily put right.
A recent sales hiccup is nothing to panic about.
British English: hiccup VERB
When you hiccup, you make repeated sharp sounds in your throat.
She was still hiccuping from the egg she had swallowed whole.
Definition of hiccup from the Collins English Dictionary