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v. coughed, cough·ing, coughs
1. To expel air from the lungs suddenly and noisily, often to keep the respiratory passages free of irritating material.
2. To make a noise similar to noisy expulsion of air from the lungs: The engine coughed and died.
To expel by coughing: coughed up phlegm.
1. The act of coughing.
2. An illness marked by frequent coughing.
cough up Slang
1. To hand over or relinquish (money or another possession), often reluctantly.
2. To confess or disclose: When he saw that the police might arrest him, he coughed up the details of what he had seen.
a. To lose possession of (the ball or puck), especially because of defensive pressure from the opposing team.
b. To fail to maintain (a lead in a game).
[Middle English coughen, ultimately of imitative origin.]
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(Pathology) the action of expelling air or solid matter from the lungs abruptly and explosively through the partially closed vocal cords: He was then overcome by a fit of coughing..
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|Noun||1.||coughing - a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis|
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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coughing[ˈkɒfɪŋ] N → toser m, toses fpl
fit of coughing → acceso m de tos
you couldn't hear the symphony for coughing → el público tosía tanto que apenas se oía la sinfonía
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coughing[ˈkɒfɪŋ] n → toux f
a fit of coughing → une quinte de touxcough medicine n → sirop m pour la toux, sirop m contre la touxcough mixture n → sirop m pour la toux, sirop m contre la touxcough sweet n → pastille f pour la toux, pastille f contre la touxcough syrup n → sirop m pour la toux, sirop m contre la toux
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