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Synonyms for coughing-up

Noun

1. coughing up, expulsion, projection, ejection, forcing out
usage: the act of expelling (food or phlegm) by coughing

Verb

1. cough up, pony up, spit up, give
usage: give reluctantly; "He coughed up some money for his children's tuition"
2. expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out, exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release
usage: discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
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