English version

cough in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoughcough1 /kɒf $ kɒːf/ ●●● S3 W3 verb [intransitive]  1 HBHto suddenly push air out of your throat with a short sound, often repeatedly Matthew coughed and cleared his throat. I think I’m getting a cold or flu – I’ve been coughing and sneezing all day.2 SOUNDto make a sudden sound like someone coughing The engine coughed and spluttered, then stopped altogether. cough up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
coughHugh seemed too weary to cough.Is the pain worsened by straining or coughing?The patient may need assistance to cough.I've been coughing and sneezing all day.The old car coughed and sputtered before starting.Then he simply extends the arrow to full length once more while appearing to cough the whole thing up again.She heard him catch at air, and cough up the last slime of the river.In the morning, Belle had a temperature and by night, she was coughing without stopping.