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English definition of “cough (sth) up”

cough (sth) up

informal phrasal verb with cough     /kɒf/ verb
to give money , especially when you do not really want to or when a large amount is involved : A plan for how the money should be spent was presented , in the hope of persuading donors to cough up.
(Definition of cough (sth) up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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