hacking cough

Definition of hacking cough

  1. :  a loud, dry cough The patient has a hacking cough.

Word by Word Definitions

hackplay hacking
  1. :  to cut or sever with repeated irregular or unskillful blows

    :  to cut or shape by or as if by crude or ruthless strokes

    :  annoy, vex

  1. :  a tool for rough cutting or chopping :  an implement for hacking

    :  nick, notch

    :  a short dry cough

  1. :  hackney

    :  taxicab

    :  cabdriver

  1. :  working for hire especially with mediocre professional standards

    :  performed by or suited to a person who works or writes purely for the purpose of earning money :  characteristic of a hack :  mediocre

    :  hackneyed, trite

  1. :  to ride or drive at an ordinary pace or over the roads especially as distinguished from racing or hunting

    :  to operate a taxicab

    :  to ride (a horse) at an ordinary pace

  1. :  to rear (a young hawk) in a state of partial liberty especially prior to the acquisition of flight and hunting capabilities

  1. :  a guard especially at a prison

  1. :  to expel air from the lungs suddenly with a sharp, short noise :  to emit a cough (see 2cough 1)

    :  to make a noise like that of coughing

  1. :  a sudden, sharp-sounding expulsion of air from the lungs acting as a protective mechanism to clear the air passages or as a symptom of pulmonary disturbance

    :  a condition marked by repeated or frequent coughing

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