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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 ?
I do not cough for my own amusement," replied Kitty fretfully.
Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you choose," said Mr.
Snagsby in his modesty coughs an apology behind his hand for drinking anything so precious.
Snagsby blows his nose and coughs his cough of sympathy, a step is heard without.
After that we will have bad cough, and maybe next spring will come pneumonia.
Besides, their cough is very bad - the dry cough that makes strong men swear and weak men cry.
Sparsit shook her head, still in her highly superior manner, and a little changed the small cough - coughing now, as if the spirit of prophecy rose within her, but had better be coughed down.
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.
She had noted the slight, dry cough, the daily brightening cheek; nor could the lustre of the eye, and the airy buoyancy born of fever, deceive her.
He was rambling in imagination on these terraces, and had quite lost himself among them indeed, when he heard the cough once more.
If my cough takes me, I shall cough out twenty matches afore I gets a light.
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.
Enough," he said; "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me.
Chronic bronchitis, "a nasty 'acking cough," was what they chiefly suffered from; one went to the H.