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English definition of “cough (sth) up”

cough (sth) up

informal phrasal verb with cough     /kɒf/ US  /kɑːf/ verb [I]
to produce money or information unwillingly : I've just had to cough up £40 for a parking fine .Paying and spending money
(Definition of cough (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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