Associations to the word «Cough»

Wiktionary

COUGH, verb. To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.
COUGH, verb. To make a noise like a cough.
COUGH, noun. A sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.
COUGH, noun. A condition that causes one to cough; a tendency to cough.
COUGH, noun. Used to focus attention on a following utterance, often a euphemism or an attribution of blame
COUGH BUTTON, noun. (broadcasting) A button that temporarily stops the recording and transmission of a radio show.
COUGH BUTTONS, noun. Plural of cough button
COUGH DROP, noun. A small, medicated tablet intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to temporarily stop coughs
COUGH DROPS, noun. Plural of cough drop
COUGH MIXTURE, noun. A medicine to treat coughs, usually in liquid or syrup form.
COUGH MIXTURES, noun. Plural of cough mixture
COUGH SYRUP, noun. A liquid used to ease a sore throat and possibly suppress excess coughing.
COUGH SYRUPS, noun. Plural of cough syrup
COUGH UP, verb. To expel from the lungs, throat, etc. by coughing
COUGH UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (informal) to reluctantly or unwillingly give
COUGH UP, verb. (of money) to pay, disburse
COUGH UP, verb. (of other objects) to hand over, give
COUGH UP, verb. (idiomatic) to lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest
COUGH UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To spill, to fumble

Dictionary definition

COUGH, noun. 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.
COUGH, verb. Exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day".

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis