cough

All Noun Verb
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  • He stopped suddenly and coughed, running his eye along the lines that followed. Cited from Greifenstein, by F. Marion Crawford
  • He stood a minute with his arm still around her, and coughed his voice clear. Cited from The Lure of the Dim Trails, by B.M. Bower
  • The child will often begin to miss school and other activities due to the cough.
  • The friend put his hand up to his mouth and coughed again. Cited from Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
  • We did not think much of it, for he was always having coughs. Cited from Scenes and Characters, Charlotte M Yonge
  • She coughed a little and did not quite know what to do. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • He coughed again, and slowly the color came back into his face. Cited from Star Surgeon, by Alan Nourse
  • Every time he coughed he was made some new kind of Doctor. Cited from People You Know, by George Ade
  • It had been getting very bad of late, and she coughed at night. Cited from The Gay Cockade, by Temple Bailey
  • He had coughed once or twice, but neither of us had heard him. Cited from Children of the Tenements, by Jacob A. Riis
  • The morning showed that others had coughs which should have kept them from the front. Cited from The Last Shot, by Frederick Palmer
  • He coughed a great deal, and his shoulders drew near to each other. Cited from The Strength of the Strong, by Jack London
  • The reason that is given is that he has a cough and needs fresh sea air.
  • Then, he coughed and said that he was ready, and they started. Cited from Stories of a Western Town, by Octave Thanet
  • She must be ill herself, for she coughs all night long. Cited from The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow, Colbrun&Groner
  • Her voice broke and she coughed, and raised one hand to her chest. Cited from Whosoever Shall Offend, by F. Marion Crawford
  • In less than one week half the women in the ward had similar coughs. Cited from Bits About Home Matters, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • So the fox coughed and set him free, and himself carried Tom home. Cited from Grimm's Fairy Stories, by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  • I almost let her pass by; but all at once I changed my mind and coughed. Cited from The Torrents of Spring, by Ivan Turgenev
  • The dog coughs very little, not more than half-a-dozen times in the day. Cited from The Dog, by William Youatt
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Synonyms of cough

Meaning of cough

  • noun A sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
  • verb Exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    The smoker coughs all day