Definition of hacking cough in English:

hacking cough

A short, dry, frequent cough.
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  • However, if you have a persistent or hacking cough, or if your coughing brings up mucus, you could well have an infection in your airways, and your lung capacity may be diminished.
  • Within a week she was smoking two packs a day - leaving her with a chronic, hacking cough.
  • It occurred to me at about 3am, as I lay in bed with a raging fever and hacking cough, that perhaps a visit to a doctor is in order.
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