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Synonyms for cough
kɔf, kɒfcough

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cough, coughingverb

    a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis


  2. coughverb

    exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

    "The smoker coughs all day"

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coughnoun

    Associated words:
    bechic, tussicular, pectoral, tussive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cough":

    coughing, pertussis, dickey

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  1. William Schaffner:

    We do not test people with no symptoms because it's a resource issue, however, we are emphasizing that people who have this small cluster of important symptoms -- fever and anything related to the lower respiratory tract such as cough and difficulty breathing -- reach out to be evaluated.

  2. Debbie Turley:

    I was actually exposed this week by someone who didn't know they had it, but they did have a cough, and they didn't stay home.

  3. Richard Broome:

    Dust may aggravate existing heart and lung conditions and cause symptoms like eye irritation and cough, symptoms can occur for several days after dust is inhaled, so people with the chronic conditions need to be vigilant with their treatment programs.

  4. Dawn Medley:

    There are families that can't just cough up $6,000 when they do not know when the paycheck will arrive.

  5. Daniel Gardner:

    It wasn't simply the irritating Beijing cough that was attacking residents daily — it was something much worse.

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