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HICCUP

verb; zero derivation
To give or produce something in small, instantaneous segments over an extended period of time. Possible reason used: The person was being extremely creative. The word was a succinct description of an action that was not continuous and was done in small segments over a long time period. The word is actually used metaphorically to describe an action that is done in a manner in which hiccups occur. Dictionary entry: Hiccup, V. (“You can’t really hiccup your electricity bill payment. You either pay it all at the end of the month or live without electricity.”)
 
“My friend owed me like $120. He hiccupped the money over a long period of eight months,”
Etymology : Here the familiar word ‘hiccup’ is used as a verb and given a new meaning. The word is actually used metaphorically to describe an action that is done in a manner in which hiccups occur.
Source : my brother when telling a story about his friend.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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