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English definition of “cough sth up”

cough sth up

phrasal verb with cough     /kɒf/ US  /kɑːf/ verb [I]
to make something come out of your throat or lungs when you cough: Doctors were worried when she started to cough up blood.Respiratory disorders
(Definition of cough sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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