- expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound；(of an engine) make a sudden harsh noise, especially as a sign of malfunction
- an act or sound of coughing；a condition of the respiratory organs causing coughing
noun: cough, plural noun: coughs
verb: cough, 3rd person present: coughs, gerund or present participle: coughing, past tense: coughed, past participle: coughed
- 1. expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound he tried to speak and started to cough
- ▪ (of an engine) make a sudden harsh noise, especially as a sign of malfunction the engine began coughing and spluttering
- ▪ force (something, especially blood) out of the lungs or throat by coughing he coughed up bloodstained fluid 同義詞
- ▪ say something in a harsh, abrupt way he coughed out his orders
- 1. an act or sound of coughing she gave a discreet cough
- ▪ a condition of the respiratory organs causing coughing he looked feverish and had a bad cough
...system, our immunity system protect ourselvies by sneezing or coughing to inject the antipathy out of our bodies.
...是屬於英式因語的用法。它們的差別在於它們的時態。 She had a cough. [她(有)感冒。] 此情況是指過去的某一段時間有感冒(譬如說 yesterday、last week...
even if the government never has to cough up a penny 即使政府從來沒有提供過任何一分錢