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English definition of “cough (sth) up”

cough (sth) up

informal phrasal verb with cough
/kɒf/ verb [I]
to give money to someone although you do not want to: It's your turn to buy the drinks - come on, cough up!Paying and spending money
(Definition of cough (sth) up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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