cough out

cough out
discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
Syn: ↑expectorate, ↑cough up, ↑spit up, ↑spit out
Derivationally related forms: ↑expectoration (for: ↑expectorate), ↑expectorator (for: ↑expectorate)
Hypernyms: ↑exhaust, ↑discharge, ↑expel, ↑eject, ↑release
cough, ↑spit, ↑ptyalize, ↑ptyalise, ↑spew, ↑spue, ↑splutter, ↑sputter, ↑spit out
Verb Frames:

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