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Sneeze vs. Hiccup

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Sneezeverb

To expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose.

‘To avoid passing on your illness, you should sneeze into your sleeve.’;

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.’;

Sneezeverb

To expel air as if the nose were irritated.

Hiccupnoun

(by extension) Any spasm or sudden change.

Sneezenoun

An act of sneezing.

‘Jared's hay fever gives him terrible sneezes.’;

Hiccupnoun

A minor setback.

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

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Sneezeverb

To emit air, chiefly through the nose, audibly and violently, by a kind of involuntary convulsive force, occasioned by irritation of the inner membrane of the nose.

Hiccupverb

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

Sneezenoun

A sudden and violent ejection of air with an audible sound, chiefly through the nose.

Hiccupverb

(transitive) To say with a hiccup.

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

Sneezenoun

a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose

Hiccupverb

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

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

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Sneezeverb

exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one's nose;

‘Pepper makes me sneeze’;

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?’;

Sneeze

A sneeze (also known as sternutation) is a semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. A sneeze expels air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action.

Hiccupverb

breathe spasmodically, and make a sound;

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

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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