cough up

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Synonyms for cough up

give reluctantly

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discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

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Treatment: If the cough is causing irritation, an expectorant cough mixture can be used to help loosen the phlegm and make it easier to cough up.
Henry recommends that patients seek a medical evaluation for coughs lasting three weeks or more, and sooner if you cough up blood or thick yellow phlegm or your cough is accompanied by high fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or wheezing.
Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne: as textbook a case of the ``can't live with or without him/her'' cliche as dramatic literature can cough up.
Victims may be lethargic and disoriented, have trouble walking, have headaches and nausea, and may cough up blood.