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Definition of 'cough'

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Ministers say that chemists can do more in advising older people on taking medicine and dealing with coughs and colds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She takes it for coughs, colds and sore throats. The Sun (2016)Another possibility, though, is whooping cough. The Sun (2016)They also include coughs, colds, back pain and insect bites. The Sun (2016)He took some medication, we all take medication, we all get colds and coughs and a touch of asthma. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As for vinegar, he recommended it for a wide range of uses, from cleaning wounds to sorting out a persistent cough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A source said:'She had a dreadful cough and cold. The Sun (2017)The starboard engine coughed twice and cut. Len Deighton BomberMost winter coughs are caused by viruses. The Sun (2012)He regularly wakes up having a coughing fit. The Sun (2014)It is though to suppress nerve activity to cut coughing and ease mucus. The Sun (2014)The usual symptoms are a persistent cough and shortness of breath. The Sun (2010)Is she at risk of catching whooping cough? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now my cough is bad again and my chest feels tight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She fractured three ribs through coughing so much. The Sun (2012)Symptoms include weight loss and coughing up blood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The petrol supply was resumed and the engine coughed into life to loud cheers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most people are amazed to hear that standard winter coughs often take three weeks to clear up. The Sun (2013)Steel coughed blood and felt a loose tooth in his mouth. Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)He told me that he was once about to go on air when he had a coughing fit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Prior to his diagnosis the only signs something could be wrong were a few bruises on his feet and a bad cough. The Sun (2009)A spoonful of honey will help soothe a sore throat or cough and cure a cold. Grunfield, Nina A Miscellany of Mother's Wisdom (1994)Cue much coughing and cackling. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your throat protection against cough. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I have a nervous cough, possibly asthma. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's an airborne disease spread by coughing, sneezing and spitting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I may have county court judgments against me and it might affect my ability to get credit, which make some people nervous enough to cough up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now I'm coughing green mucus. The Sun (2016)

Synonyms of 'cough'

clear your throat, bark, hawk, hack
frog or tickle in your throat, bark, hack

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Translations for 'cough'

British English: cough /kɒf/ NOUN
A cough is an act, instance, or sound of coughing.
Coughs and sneezes spread infections much faster in a warm atmosphere.
  • American English: cough
  • Arabic: سُعَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tosse
  • Chinese: 咳嗽
  • Croatian: kašalj
  • Czech: kašel
  • Danish: hoste
  • Dutch: hoest
  • European Spanish: tos
  • Finnish: yskä
  • French: toux
  • German: Husten
  • Greek: βήχας
  • Italian: tosse
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 기침
  • Norwegian: hoste
  • Polish: kaszel
  • European Portuguese: tosse
  • Romanian: tuse
  • Russian: кашель
  • Spanish: tos
  • Swedish: hosta
  • Thai: การไอ
  • Turkish: öksürük
  • Ukrainian: кашель
  • Vietnamese: chứng ho
British English: cough /kɒf/ VERB
When you cough, you force air out of your throat with a sudden, harsh noise. You often cough when you are ill, or when you are nervous or want to attract someone's attention.
Graham began to cough violently.
  • American English: cough
  • Arabic: يَسْعُلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tossir
  • Chinese: 咳嗽
  • Croatian: kašljati
  • Czech: kašlat
  • Danish: hoste
  • Dutch: hoesten
  • European Spanish: toser
  • Finnish: yskiä
  • French: tousser
  • German: husten
  • Greek: βήχω
  • Italian: tossire
  • Japanese: 咳をする
  • Korean: 기침하다
  • Norwegian: hoste
  • Polish: zakaszleć
  • European Portuguese: tossir
  • Romanian: a tuși
  • Russian: кашлять
  • Spanish: toser
  • Swedish: hosta
  • Thai: ไอ
  • Turkish: öksürmek
  • Ukrainian: кашляти
  • Vietnamese: ho

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