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English definition of “cough”

cough

verb [I]     /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.Noises made by the body to make a sound like a cough: The car engine coughed a few times, but wouldn't start.Noises made by the body
(Definition of cough verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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