Meaning of “cough” - Learner’s Dictionary

cough

verb [ I ] us uk /kɒf/
Extra Examples
a coughing fitI could hear you coughing in bed last night.I couldn't stop coughing.It really hurts when I cough.He coughed all the way through the talk.

B1 to make air come out of your throat with a short sound:

Paul has been coughing and sneezing all day.

(Definition of “cough verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)