cough up

verb

Definition of cough up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  hand over, deliver <cough up the money>

  3. 2 :  to lose possession of (a ball or puck) during a game <the quarterback coughed up the ball>

Examples of cough up in a sentence

  1. <finally got my brother to cough up the dough he owed me>

1890

First Known Use of cough up

1890



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