HyperDic: cough_up

English > 2 senses of the expression cough up:
VERBpossessioncough up, pony up, spit upgive reluctantly
bodycough up, expectorate, cough out, spit up, spit outdischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
English > cough up: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGive reluctantly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspony up, spit up
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
See alsocoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
Spanishdesembolsar, escupir, soltar pasta, soltar
Catalandeixar anar, desemborsar, desembossar
English > cough up: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsexpectorate, cough out, 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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