Cough, v. i. [Cf. D. kuchen, MHG. kchen to breathe, G. keuchen to pant, and E. chincough, the first part of which is prob. akin to cough; cf. also E. choke.].
To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner. [1913 Webster]
Cough, v. t.
To cough down, to silence or put down (an objectionable speaker) by simulated coughing.
To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; -- followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm. [1913 Webster]
To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse. [1913 Webster]
[Cg. D. kuch
. See Cough
, v. i.
A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc. [1913 Webster]
The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease. [1913 Webster]
Stomach cough, Ear cough, cough due to irritation in the stomach or ear.
Cough, v. & n.
1 expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound produced by abrupt opening of the glottis, to remove an obstruction or congestion.
2 (of an engine, gun, etc.) make a similar sound.
3 sl. confess.
1 an act of coughing.
2 a condition of the respiratory organs causing coughing.
3 a tendency to cough.
cough drop (or sweet) a medicated lozenge to relieve a cough. cough mixture a liquid medicine to relieve a cough. cough out
1 eject by coughing.
2 say with a cough.
1 = cough out.
2 sl. bring out or give (money or information) reluctantly.
ME coghe, cowhe, rel. to MDu. kuchen, MHG kuchen, of imit. orig.
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