Hiccup

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Hiccup

1. A brief decline in a price during a general uptrend.

2. A brief rise in a price during a general downtrend.

In both cases, any number of factors may cause a hiccup, but the trend soon resumes.
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The following sentence contains them all: A roughcoated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
He hiccoughed again, spraying saliva from his slack mouth.
But they gulped too quickly, hiccoughed and threw up their trophy dreams all over themselves.