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Verb: cough up
  1. Give reluctantly
    "He coughed up some money for his children's tuition";
    - pony up [N. Amer], spit up
     
  2. Discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    - expectorate, cough out, spit up, spit out

Derived forms: coughed up, coughing up, coughs up

See also: cough

Type of: discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, give, release