cough up

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to give up something
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Do you think he'll cough up the cash he owes me?

Submitted on August 23, 2012

Additional definitions for 'cough up':

cough upTo expel from the lungs, throat, etc. by coughing.
cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.
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