HyperDic: cough_out

English > 1 sense of the expression cough out:
VERBbodycough out, expectorate, cough up, spit up, spit outdischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
English > cough out: 1 sense > verb 1, body
MeaningDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsexpectorate, cough up, spit up, spit out
Narrowercoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spueExpel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
splutter, sputter, spit outspit up in an explosive manner
Broaderexhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseEliminate (a substance)
See alsocoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
Spanishexpectorar
Catalanexpectorar

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