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English definition of “cough sth up”

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
(Definition of cough sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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