- vi. & vt. 咳嗽 send out air from the mouth and throat in a noisy way
- [C]咳,咳嗽 send out air from the mouth and throat in a noisy way
a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion;
"The smoker coughs all day"
- Cover your mouth when you cough.
- I cough a great deal last night.
- She cough to give him the hint that he shall go.
- You really ought to/should do something about that cough!
- The baby has a cough.
- She gave a quiet cough to attract my attention.
- He coughed in order to clear his throat.
- He's coughing badly because he has a cold.
- The engine coughed and sputtered into life.
- He has coughed blood.
- He started coughing blood.
- She coughed a terrible cough.
- He coughed himself hoarse.
- The medicine may ease your cough.
- His illness started with a slight cough.
- You should consult your doctor about your cough.
- She developed a cough.
- Have you got a cough?
- The hunter's cough scared the deer.
- He heard a quiet cough.
- She gave a quiet cough to attract our attention.
- Tom has a cough.
- Winter is a time of cough and cold.
- A cold can easily cause a cough.
- He had short dry coughs.
- cough up (v.+adv.)
掏出,交出 produce (money or information) unwillingly
He owes us money, but he won't cough up.
Come on, cough up, who did it?
好了,说出来,是谁干的?cough sth ⇔ up
The little boy coughed up a fish-bone.
He'd been coughing up blood.
She was shocked at the bill, but she had to cough up.
- cough hard 咳嗽得厉害
- cough badly 咳嗽得厉害
- cough loudly 大声地咳嗽
- cough down 用咳嗽声掩盖(某讲话者)的声音
- cough out 咳出
- cough up 咳出
- cure a cough 治好咳嗽
- develop a cough 患咳嗽
- ease a cough 使咳嗽缓解
- have a cough 咳嗽
- suffer from a cough 患咳嗽
- relieve a cough 使咳嗽减轻
What disease hast thou?..A whoreson cold, sir, a cough, sir.出自：2 Henry IV , Shakespeare
It was but the cart-horse coughing.出自： Yeats
Pothinus coughs admonitorily.出自： G. B. Shaw
The reluctance of the patient to cough and to clear his airways.出自： J. H. Burn
- cough的基本意思是“咳嗽”,是拟声词。多用作不及物动词,偶尔也用作及物动词,接血、痰等名词作宾语,表示“咳出”; cough还可接同源宾语,这时通常有一个形容词或形容词短语修饰它。
- ☆ 14世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古英语的coughen；最初源自原始日耳曼语的kokh-。