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noun [countable]     cough pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    an illness in which you cough often and sometimes your throat and lungs hurt
  2. 2
    Sound effect the action of coughing, or the sound you make when you cough

    He gave an embarrassed cough and looked at the floor.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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