cough up

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To expel from the lungs, throat, etc. by coughing.
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He was coughing up blood.

Submitted on August 29, 2012

Additional definitions for 'cough up':

cough upto give up something
cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.
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