part of speech: verb
inflections: coughs, coughing, coughed
definition 1: to release air noisily from the lungs. A cough results from illness or from breathing in foreign matter.
- Smoke from the flaming toaster made her cough.
definition 2: to bring up or eject by means of coughing.
- The cat coughed up a piece of yarn.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance of coughing.
- Brian could tell by his cough that he was getting sick.
definition 2: an illness that causes a person to cough.
- My goodness, you’ve got a terrible cough.
derivation: cougher (n.)
Word Builder: cough +
cough drop: a candy with medicine to help stop a cough.
cough syrup: a liquid medicine to help stop a cough.