cough


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Related to cough: bronchitis, whooping cough, dry cough
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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 ?
"Kitty has no discretion in her coughs," said her father; "she times them ill."
"Thank you, sir, I am sure," returns the stationer with his cough of deference.
"Oh, indeed, sir?" returns the stationer, expressing by a cough that he is quite in the dark as to who Mr.
Besides, their cough is very bad - the dry cough that makes strong men swear and weak men cry.
When the dry cough take hold of them hard, they hold their hands against their stomach and double up in the snow, and cough, and cough, and cough.
Her cough choked her--but her reproaches were not without result.
All this was uttered with extreme rapidity, getting quicker and quicker, but a cough suddenly cut short Katerina Ivanovna's eloquence.
You old hands got so wise, that a child cannot cough, or sneeze, but you see desperation and ruin at hand.
But she finds the candle, and lights it, before the cough comes on.
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.
They came in, strings of anaemic girls, with large fringes and pallid lips, who could not digest their bad, insufficient food; old ladies, fat and thin, aged prematurely by frequent confinements, with winter coughs; women with this, that, and the other, the matter with them.
There was an arrow entirely through his chest, and as he coughed the blood from his wounded lung poured suddenly from his mouth and nostrils.
She could not eat or sleep, grew visibly thinner, coughed, and, as the doctors made them feel, was in danger.
He was aroused from this reverie by his friend, who, having hitched about nervously and blinked at the trees for a time, suddenly coughed in an introductory way, and spoke.
The matron looked, from the little kettle, to the beadle, who was moving towards the door; and as the beadle coughed, preparatory to bidding her good-night, bashfully inquired whether--whether he wouldn't take a cup of tea?