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cough

Pronunciation: /kɔːf; kɒf/

Translation of cough in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • tos (feminine) to have a cough tener* tos smoker's cough tos (feminine) de fumador to give a cough toser, carraspear (before noun/delante del nombre) cough candy caramelo (masculine) para la tos cough suppressant antitusígeno (masculine) cough sweet (British English/inglés británico) caramelo (masculine) para la tos
    Example sentences
    • Not surprisingly, malnourishment and illness like fevers, coughs, malaria, scabies and diarrhoea are common.
    • She had for weeks been suffering from a bad cough and chest infection.
    • Most were children or the elderly suffering from dermatitis, coughs and respiratory problems, he said.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

cough up

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento (pay) [colloquial/familiar] [money] soltar* [colloquial/familiar], aflojar [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (pay) soltar* la lana or (in South America also/en América del Sur también) la plata or (Spain/España) la pasta, apoquinar [colloquial/familiar] see also cough 2 2, cough 3

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