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hiccup

Pronunciation: /ˈhɪkʌp/
, (in British English also/en inglés británico también) hiccough

Translation of hiccup in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 hipo (masculine) to have (the) hiccups tener* hipo she got the hiccups le dio hipo she gave a loud hiccup and blushed scarlet soltó un hipo bien fuerte y se puso como la grana an attack of hiccups un ataque de hipo
    Example sentences
    • Everyday hiccups don't need medical treatment, as they will go away on their own.
    • The GP will examine you and look particularly for signs of the serious conditions that can cause persistent hiccups, such as an infection of the diaphragm.
    • Slowly my sobs subsided and all that was left was my hiccups which sounded off every once and a while.
    1.2 (brief interruption) dificultad (feminine), tropiezo (masculine) they view this failure as a mere hiccup consideran que este fracaso es solo un pequeño contratiempo I don't want any last-minute hiccups! (British English/inglés británico) ¡no quiero problemas de última hora!
    Example sentences
    • Overall it was a very successful day as everything went well with only a few minor hiccups and the weather was ideal.
    • Jake is back on his feet and is doing well apart from a couple of minor hiccups.
    • The data collection for the main study itself went smoothly, with only very minor local hiccups.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo ( (in British English also/en inglés británico también) -pp-)

  • hipar if I drink too much, I start hiccuping si bebo demasiado, me da or me entra hipo

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