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Meaning of "cough" in Essential English Dictionary

cough

noun   /kɒf/
B1 the action or sound of coughing, or an illness that makes you cough: I have a bad cough.
Translations of “cough”
in Arabic سُعال…
in Korean 기침…
in Malaysian batuk kering…
in French toux…
in Turkish öksürük, öksürüğe tutulma, öksürük hastalığı…
in Italian tosse…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咳嗽, 咳嗽聲, 咳嗽病…
in Russian кашель…
in Polish kaszel…
in Vietnamese tiếng ho…
in Spanish tos…
in Portuguese tosse…
in Thai ความเจ็บป่วยที่เป็นสาเหตุของการไอ…
in German der Husten…
in Catalan tos…
in Japanese せき…
in Indonesian batuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咳嗽, 咳嗽声, 咳嗽病…
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