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cough

verb [I] uk   /kɒf/ us    /kɑːf/
B1 to force air out of your lungs through your throat with a short, loud sound: The smoke made me cough. I coughed all night long. to make a sound like a cough: The car engine coughed a few times, but wouldn't start.
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cough

noun [C] uk   /kɒf/ us    /kɑːf/
B1 the act of coughing, or the sound this makes: a dry cough (= one that does not produce mucus) a hacking (= very bad and loud) cough an illness that makes you cough a lot: a smoker's cough Emily has a very bad/nasty cough.
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Translations of “cough”
in Korean 기침하다…
in Arabic يَسْعُل…
in French tousser…
in Turkish öksürmek/tıksırmak…
in Italian tossire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咳,咳嗽, 發出咳嗽般的聲音…
in Russian кашлять…
in Polish kaszleć…
in Spanish toser…
in Portuguese tossir…
in German husten…
in Catalan tossir…
in Japanese (人)がせきをする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咳,咳嗽, 发出咳嗽般的声音…
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