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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.
Snagsby in his modesty coughs an apology behind his hand for drinking anything so precious.
After that we will have bad cough, and maybe next spring will come pneumonia.' But they are CHECHA-QUO.
Chronic bronchitis, "a nasty 'acking cough," was what they chiefly suffered from; one went to the H.P.
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.
Princess Bezzemelny saw me--who gave me the blessing when your father and I were married, Polenka--she asked at once 'Isn't that the pretty girl who danced the shawl dance at the breaking-up?' (You must mend that tear, you must take your needle and darn it as I showed you, or to-morrow--cough, cough, cough--he will make the hole bigger," she articulated with effort.) "Prince Schegolskoy, a kammerjunker, had just come from Petersburg then .
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.
The symptoms of Natasha's illness were that she ate little, slept little, coughed, and was always low-spirited.
And now the First and Foremost, who was in advance and nearing the Emerald City, began to cough and to sneeze.
Running halfway down the staircase, Levin caught a sound he knew, a familiar cough in the hall.
And I cough so, that, put my matches where I may, I never find 'em there.
Thus engaged, with her right elbow supported by her left hand, Madame Defarge said nothing when her lord came in, but coughed just one grain of cough.
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.
"Enough," he said; "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me.