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cough up

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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycough up
he/she/itcoughs up
present participlecoughing up
past tensecoughed up
past participlecoughed up
  1. 1
    [transitive] same as cough1 (sense 1a)

    He was coughing up blood.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to give money to pay for something, especially when you would prefer not to

    Come on, cough up, it's your turn to pay.

    cough up for:

    I had to cough up for the medical bills.

See also main entry: cough


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