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English definition of “cough”

cough

noun [C]     /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) coughNoises made by the bodyColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases an illness that makes you cough a lot: a smoker's cough Emily has a very bad/nasty cough.Noises made by the bodyColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
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