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hiccup also: (in British English also) hiccough
American English: /ˈhɪkəp/
British English: /ˈhɪkʌp/

Translation of hiccup in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 to have (the) hiccups 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) 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)
    ¡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 (in British English also) -pp-

  • if I drink too much, I start hiccuping
    si bebo demasiado, me da or me entra hipo
    Example sentences
    • Her dark eyes are wide with childish terror, and she hiccups so dramatically that, at first, she cannot speak at all.
    • She hiccuped a bit and her voice sounded almost slurred.
    • My eyes stung brutally and I started to hiccup.

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