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Noun
Expelled air with sound
“He was staring at the fireplace, his eyes wide, trying to figure out what was wrong with him when he was snapped out of his reverie by the sound of a gentle cough behind him.”
Noun
Inflammation of the bronchi
Noun
A wheezing sound
Verb
Expelling air with sound
“I gasped for breath, trying to cough the water out of my throat.”
Verb
Admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong
“Once he realized we knew, he was ready to cough fast enough.”
Verb
Breathe with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest, as a result of obstruction in the air passages
Verb
To tell someone about (one's troubles), and thus obtain relief
Verb
Make husky, squawking noise
Verb
To experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe
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