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What is another word for cough?

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Verb
To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion
“I gasped for breath, trying to cough the water out of my throat.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To confess or tell the truth about something
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“Once he realized we knew, he was ready to cough fast enough.”
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To make known or to reveal
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Verb
To cause or experience an obstruction of one's windpipe
Noun
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.”
Noun
Inflammation of the bronchi
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