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We get together most every night in his room, and I has to cough up what I've got next to durin' the day.

He stopped his rush and began to cough up blood from a pierced lung.

Nothing but Yanks or Tommies could cough up a roar like that, believe me.

Shipley will have to cough up the stolen money, too, because then the conspiracy will be proven.

Live ones, I mean, that cough up their little dues every month.

But he had to cough up more water before he could tell them.

Did he not know at the time that his man Cortelyou was holding up the trusts for all they would "cough up" for his election?

Weak in the chest he was, and when we were driving her lively he used to cough up blood.

But before we cough up the ghost it behooves us to strike one last blow at the hated paleface.

Tom says he will cough up and buy the things Jack needs to start, if the little money Jack's father left him ain't enough.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., coughen, probably in Old English, but not recorded, from Proto-Germanic *kokh- (with the rough "kh" of German or of Scottish loch; cf. Middle Dutch kochen, Middle High German kuchen). Onomatopoeic. Related: Coughed; coughing. As a noun from c.1300.

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