cough

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1 cough /ˈkɑːf/ verb
coughs; coughed; coughing
1 cough
/ˈkɑːf/
verb
coughs; coughed; coughing
Learner's definition of COUGH
[no object]
: to force air through your throat with a short, loud noise often because you are sick
: to make a noise like that of coughing

cough up

[phrasal verb]
cough up (something) or cough (something) up
: to have (something, such as blood) come up through your throat and out of your mouth when you cough
informal : to give (something, such as money or information) to someone especially when you do not want to
US, sports : to fail to keep or hold (something)
2 cough /ˈkɑːf/ noun
plural coughs
2 cough
/ˈkɑːf/
noun
plural coughs
Learner's definition of COUGH
[count]
: a physical condition or illness that causes someone to cough
see also whooping cough
: an act of coughing or the sound made when someone coughs
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