Synonyms of cough in English:

cough


See definition of cough

noun

1‘the child had a terrible cough’

SYNONYMS

hack, rasp, croak, wheeze, tickle in one's throat

informal bark, frog in one's throat


verb

1‘the room was heavy with cigarette smoke and she coughed’

SYNONYMS

hack, hawk, bark, clear one's throat, hem, croak, wheeze, gasp, choke, struggle for breath, fight for air

2‘once he realized the information we had on him, he was ready to cough’

SYNONYMS

confess, talk, tell all, tell the truth, blab, open one's mouth, give the game away

come clean, let on, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, get something off one's chest

blow the gaff


Phrases

    cough up

      ‘the tenants refused to cough up the rent’

      SYNONYMS

      pay, pay up, pay out

      come up with, hand over, part with, defray the cost of

      foot the bill, settle up

      fork out, shell out, dish out, lay out, come across with

      British

      stump up

      North American

      make with, ante up, pony up