cough up




源自cough + up


cough up (第三人稱單數簡單現在時 coughs up, 現在分詞 coughing up, 一般過去時及過去分詞 coughed up)

  1. 咳出
    He was coughing up blood.
    He was coughing up a lung.
  2. (俗語,及物,非正式) 不情愿地交出
    1. 指钱 (不情愿地)支付
      Do you think he'll be able to cough up the three grand by Tuesday?
      • 2006, K. M. Soehnlein, You Can Say You Knew Me When,頁號 240:
        " [] Usually businessmen. Married, middle-aged guys who'll cough up fifty bucks to smoke my pole."
    2. 指其他事物 交出
      • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
        "Anyhow, you go and cough it up and then we shall see."
      • 2013, The Big Bang Theory, season 6, episode 14:
        Cough it up, Cooper.
  3. (俗語) (在比赛快结束时出岔子而)失败
    That team had the game won, but they coughed it up in the end.
  4. (及物,俗語) (球)
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France[2]:
      England had never before come back to win from a margin of more than 12 points, and the errors continued to come thick and fast as Tom Croft became the latest to cough up the ball.