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Synonyms for cough

clear your throat

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frog or tickle in your throat

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Synonyms for cough

a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages

exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

References in classic literature ?
The symptoms of Natasha's illness were that she ate little, slept little, coughed, and was always low-spirited.
When this interchange of Christian name was effected, Madame Defarge, picking her teeth with her toothpick, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
At this second interchange of the Christian name, Madame Defarge, still using her toothpick with profound composure, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
The friend put his hand up to his mouth and coughed again.
Bumble coughed--louder this time than he had coughed yet.
We observed that 50% of our patients had coughed in first 10 seconds and 50% coughed between 10th and 15th seconds.
What it really showed was that honey was better than no treatment at all, in reducing how often the observed children coughed (not how severe the cough was).
The effect of the distance between the doctor and the coughing person, the posture of the coughing patient (lying sideways facing the doctor or on back), and the position of the doctor ([acing the coughing patient or standing sideways) was examined with respect to exposure to coughed air.
This procedure continued until the subject coughed three times within 10 seconds.
WHO Wants To Be A Millionaire cheat Charles Ingram launched into an amazing courtroom rant yesterday as he was found guilty of assaulting a boy of 13 who cheekily coughed at him.