cough

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
cough

Third-person singular
coughs

Past tense
coughed

Past participle
coughed

Present participle
coughing

  1. If you cough, you quickly blow air out and make a noise because of a feeling in the throat.
    This cold is terrible. I was coughing and sneezing all night.
    She coughed to get his attention.

Noun[change]

Singular
cough

Plural
coughs

  1. A cough is the action or sound of quickly blowing air out because of a feeling in the throat.
    My doctor gave me some medicine for my cough.
    Her cough was so bad that she was coughing up blood.