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