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Synonyms for hiccup

Synonyms for hiccup

(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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There could be other explanations for the hiccups, cautions Meszaros.
Hiccups has had his problems, and Nicholls added: "He's a credit to the stalls lads, because he does give a heap of trouble.
Technically, hiccups start with an involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm, causing a beginning inspiration that is suddenly checked by closure of the glottis--making the characteristic hiccup sound.
Eating at your desk in a hurried fashion is not a good aid to digestion and can produce hiccups.
In a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic,(3) 220 patients reported hiccup lasting for more than 2 days.
And just when he thinks the hiccups are gone, one last loud hiccup escapes.
The main protagonist named Hiccup Horrendous gets to meet his mother, and teaches him some new tricks and lessons about the dragons.
When you have hiccups, the muscles you use in order to breathe in, primarily the diaphragm, contract suddenly, causing a sharp intake of breath.
London, February 19 ( ANI ): A UK woman has baffled the doctor by suffering from constant hiccups for more than a decade.
FOR short-term hiccups - up to a couple of days - there are a number of physical things to try that do have an effect.
A: Hiccups are caused by a sudden tightening of the diaphragm, a muscle at the bottom of your chest.
HICCUPS can be caused by eating or drinking too fast, or by drinking fizzy drinks or alcohol.
A case of hiccups during story time in the library is the worst case scenario--especially if a hippo is involved.
AN AMERICAN girl who was plagued by hiccups for five weeks has finally been cured.