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Definitions of cough

  1. To make such an effort. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To expel from the lungs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To expel from the throat or lungs by a cough. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To expel by coughing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To expel air from the lungs by a violent effort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make this effort. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; -- followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To expel air from the lungs with a sudden, harsh sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To expel the air from the lungs with considerable force and noise; to expectorate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. An effort of the lungs to expel irritating matter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. An effort of the lungs to throw off injurious matter, accompanied by a harsh sound, proceeding from the throat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Action of the diaphragm to expel anything from the lungs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A sudden, harsh expulsion of breath; a disease productive of coughing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A convulsive effort to expel offending matter from the lungs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. An effort of the lungs to throw off offending matter, as phlegm from the air passages, accompanied with considerable noise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for cough

  1. He remembered his cough and began to practise it. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  2. But here Madame de Nailles gave a dry little cough which was meant to impose silence on the subject. – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
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