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cough sth up

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with cough   /kɒf/ us    /kɑːf/
to make something come out of your throat or lungs when you cough: Doctors were worried when she started to cough up blood.
Translations of “cough sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 咳出…
in Russian харкать…
in Turkish öksürerek çıkarmak, tükürmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咳出…
in Polish wykaszleć coś, pluć czymś…
(Definition of cough sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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