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cough sth up

phrasal verb with cough
 
 
/kɒf/ verb [I]
to make something come out of your lungs or throat by coughing: Doctors were worried when she started coughing up blood.Bodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinating
Translations of “cough sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 咳出…
in Russian харкать…
in Turkish öksürerek çıkarmak, tükürmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咳出…
in Polish wykaszleć coś, pluć czymś…
(Definition of cough sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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