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Cough up   /kɑf əp/   Listen
Cough up

Give reluctantly.  Synonyms: pony up, spit up.
Discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.  Synonyms: cough out, expectorate, spit out, spit up.

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"Cough up" Quotes from Famous Books

... which the nurse had stationed herself. She was wiping the child's face, which was red and swollen and covered with moisture, the nostrils working rapidly, and the little patient vainly endeavoring at intervals to cough up the obstruction ...
— The Marrow of Tradition • Charles W. Chesnutt

... vile wretch!" I cried. "It's you that's lying. I've a mind to choke your dirty throat. But I'll hound you till I make you cough up that ...
— The Trail of '98 - A Northland Romance • Robert W. Service

... eh?" the man repeated, speaking in a thick, disagreeable tone. "Why, I watched him in here not ten minutes ago. Now then, young lady, guess you'd better cough up the truth. Where's this precious ...
— The Black Box • E. Phillips Oppenheim

Words linked to "Cough up" :   spit, ptyalize, give, ptyalise, spew, eject, expel, discharge, cough, spue, release, sputter, exhaust, spit up, splutter

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