cough

Part of speech: verb

To expel by a cough; with up.

Part of speech: verb

To expel air from the lungs with a sudden, harsh sound.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden, harsh expulsion of breath; a disease productive of coughing.

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Usage examples "cough":

  1. Jenny Denham saw a real human expression of anxiety cross the features of the earl at the sound of the cough. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. I've been at this business long enough to know a real cough. - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.
  3. It was a short, sharp cough. - "Underground", Suelette Dreyfus.