cough up

coughed up; coughing up; coughs up

Definition of cough up

transitive verb

1 : hand over, deliver cough up the money
2 : to lose possession of (a ball or puck) during a game the quarterback coughed up the ball

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Examples of cough up in a Sentence

finally got my brother to cough up the dough he owed me

First Known Use of cough up

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cough up was in 1890

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“Cough up.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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