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Hiccup vs. Burp

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Hiccupnoun

A spasm of the diaphragm, or the resulting sound.

‘There was a loud hiccup from the back of the room and the class erupted in laughter.’;

Burpnoun

a belch

Hiccupnoun

(by extension) Any spasm or sudden change.

Burpverb

(intransitive) To emit a burp.

Hiccupnoun

A minor setback.

‘There's been a slight hiccup in the processing of this quarter's results’;

Burpverb

(transitive) To cause someone (such as a baby) to burp.

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Hiccupverb

(intransitive) To produce a hiccup; have the hiccups.

Burpverb

to same as belch; as, In China it is polite to burp at the table.

Hiccupverb

(transitive) To say with a hiccup.

‘"I haven't touched a drop, officer," the suspect hiccupped.’;

Burpverb

to cause to belch; - used especially of actions parents take to relieve stomach gas in infants; as, mother fed and burped the baby, and put her to bed.

Hiccupverb

(intransitive) To produce an abortive sound like a hiccup.

‘The car engine hiccupped but wouldn't start.’;

Burpnoun

a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth.

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Hiccupnoun

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

‘how do you cure the hiccups?’;

Burpnoun

a reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth

Hiccupverb

breathe spasmodically, and make a sound;

‘When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water’;

Burpverb

expel gas from the stomach;

‘In China it is polite to burp at the table’;

Hiccup

A hiccup (also spelled hiccough) is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a reflex arc.

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