cough

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kɔf, kɑf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kôf, kof )

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cough

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [throaty, dry, nasty, loud, slight, persistent, nervous] cough
  2. (just) can't get rid of this cough
  3. UK: [a bout, an attack] of the coughs
  4. let out a [little, slight] cough
  5. The [engine, gun, contraption] gave out a little cough.
  6. has (a) smoker's cough
  7. [treat, relieve, get rid of] a cough
  8. My cough has gotten [serious, worse, worrisome].
v
  1. cough up [blood, phlegm]
  2. start to cough
  3. cough [awkwardly, uncontrollably, violently, quietly]
  4. cough up [the cash, the money, $50] (to pay for)
  5. cough up for a new [house, car, TV]
n as adj
  1. cough [syrup, medicine, lozenges, drops, relief]
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