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Synonyms for hiccough

(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound

breathe spasmodically, and make a sound

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Richard said: "The plant here at Lodge Farm has been in operation 24/7 for the past four years without a single hiccough and we now have plants in operation at three other farms around the UK.
He blamed the hiccough in relations on the dependence on US aid of the regime of Hosni Mubarak which was ousted in 2011 after three decades in power.
The one hiccough in the development of this duty in English law came in the decision of a majority of the House of Lords in Johnson v Unisys Ltd, (37) affirmed in Eastwood v Magnox Electric plc (38) and more recently (by the Supreme Court) in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ('Edwards'), (39) that breach of the common law duty of mutual trust, good faith and fair dealing would not sound in damages, if the damages flowed only from the fact of termination of the employment relationship.
This is important in terms of success, as someone who refuses to give up is more likely to achieve their dreams than someone who throws in the towel at the first hiccough.
There was a pause and a stifled hiccough or sob and Celine said, "Tell my brother I'm sorry I stole his Fenerbahce jersey.
The firm has been a hit with the stock market as well as trendy shoppers since it floated last year, with its share price nearly tripling before today's hiccough.
Intractable hiccough, nausea, or vomiting is present for more than 2 days with evidence of a periaqueductal medullary lesion on MRI.
Secant Star's injury was the only hiccough for Mullins on a day when he brought his post-Christmas score to eight wins.
Basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a branched softly pubescent undershrub, 30 to 60 cm high plant belongs to Lamiaceae family which is digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stomachic, and useful in asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal fever, hiccough, vomiting, ringworm and skin diseases [3].
An interesting sidelight: hiccup and hiccough are exact synonyms and can always be used interchangeably.
One of the most interesting is that to which I alluded just now when speaking of the hiccough.
If this work misses its mark in an attempt to mine the qualities of one more medium, one more mechanism for extruding meaning, this momentary hiccough seems forgivable.
Refractory hiccough heralding transverse myelitis in the primary antiphospholipid syndrome.