hacking cough

Definition of hacking cough

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : annoy, vex

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

  2. : nick, notch

  3. : a short dry cough

  1. : hackney

  2. : taxicab

  3. : cabdriver

  1. : working for hire especially with mediocre professional standards

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

  3. : hackneyed, trite

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

  2. : to operate a taxicab

  3. : 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

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

  2. : to make a noise like that of coughing

  3. : to expel by 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

  2. : a condition marked by repeated or frequent coughing


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