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English definition of “cough sth up”

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.
(Definition of cough sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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