cough up

Definitions

  • Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143
    Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cough up discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    • v cough up give reluctantly "He coughed up some money for his children's tuition"
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Usage

In literature:

She got a short distance and began to throw up, coughing and sobbing.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The wound being closed, the button was, by coughing, thrown up against the rima glottidis.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
He stepped up to the door, coughing to give notice of his approach.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
Produce the lady, or, as you say in England, cough her up.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
He just coughed once, and crumpled up at my feet.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
It don't pay us to keep on buying benches and mending windows, even if you cough up for 'em.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
The patient coughed a moment and sat up.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
If there's something sticking in your crop, Bill, cough it up.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
So there I sat, huddled of a heap, quite knocked up, and, I suppose, must have coughed from time to time.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
My mother has coughed, got up, set her feet on the floor.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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In poetry:

Coughing, spitting, ever faster
Sweats the devil at this check:
But the servant minds the master,
Plunges in up Co his neck.
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
"I've got a cough," wheezed Killmanoff,
"From working in the trenches,
I'd rather fight a doggoned sight,
Than put up with the stenches.
"Troubles In The Trenches" by Abner Cosens
An' nen old Wolf nen
He cough an' say: "Well, come in nen an' make
You'se'f at home," he says, "'cause I'm down sick
In bed, an' got the 'ralgia, so's I can't
Dit up an' let ye in."
"Maymie's Story Of Red Riding Hood" by James Whitcomb Riley
Ben Murray's put it up to me:
He says I got some influence
Amongst them, if I agree -
"Which I will do if I have sense" -
We'll make the boss cough up a bit.
That's how Ben Murray looks at it.
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis

In news:

Instead of kneeling down, Garrett Etheridge was stripped of the ball and coughed up a game-deciding fumble.
Within six months of publicly launching, the crew was confident their concept would catch on and coughed up the cash to add in the "i" and "e" and land the Twitter.com domain.
Cardinal survive after coughing up four turnovers against No 13 Oregon State.
Jury-Duty Spay and Neuter Raise Money for Homeless Pets By Jennie McKeon It's time to cough up your money and support Jury-Duty Spay and Neuter at the second annual Fur Ball .
QB Chris Coyer coughs it up against Louisville.
This time in 2011, I was trying to get Riverside officials to cough up the names of candidates to replace City Manager Brad Hudson, who had left for a job in Sacramento County several months earlier.
Cough up 'Textgate' records before bragging.
And if it's two years ago and you can't cough up names and times, then the IRS is going to disallow it.
It coughs up piano casings and the shells of old refrigerators.
Cough it up: a brown pelican dies after swallowing whole fish.
I heard so many good things about this that I wish I had coughed up the dough to attend after all.
Pittsburgh coughs ball up 8 times in losing to hated rival Cleveland Browns.
According to TMZ, the Grand Hustle rapper neglected to cough up $45,139.99 in the State of Georgia dating back to 2007.
Whooping Cough Cases Up In Western New York.
At least 70 investors coughed up a total of $5.77 million to a a fictitious financial firm called Dresdner Financial, according to charges announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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