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Cough up   /kɑf əp/   Listen
Cough up

verb
1.
Give reluctantly.  Synonyms: pony up, spit up.
2.
Discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.  Synonyms: cough out, expectorate, spit out, spit up.






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"Cough up" Quotes from Famous Books



... scraped from his throat. "Now look here! I know confounded well you know where he is. If you don't want me to hand you trouble by the bushel, you'd better cough up that little dwarf. ...
— The Secret of the Storm Country • Grace Miller White



Words linked to "Cough up" :   spit, spue, splutter, release, spew, expel, exhaust, ptyalise, give, eject, cough, sputter, ptyalize, discharge



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