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To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion
“I gasped for breath, trying to cough the water out of my throat.”
To make a sound like a cough
“A restart was made, but the power wouldn't advance beyond idle, and the engine began to cough and sputter again.”
To confess or tell the truth about something
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“Once he realized we knew, he was ready to cough fast enough.”
To cause or experience an obstruction of one's windpipe
To tell someone about (one's troubles), and thus obtain relief
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A sudden expulsion of air from the lungs, or the sound made from one
“He was snapped out of his reverie by the sound of a gentle cough behind him.”
Inflammation of the bronchi
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