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- v. to expel from the lungs, throat, etc. by coughing
- v. to pay money, to disburse, usually reluctantly or with difficulty.
- v. to lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest
- v. To spill, to fumble
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
- v. give reluctantly
One was to Mickey, handing him a convoluted epic on how a bettor skimmed an unnamed runner who was screwing the bettor’s sister and couldn’t turn him in, but finally made him cough up the six grand he’d welched — the exact amount Audrey had grifted off the Mick.
So where before a rapacious governor could sign his ill-gotten gains over to his Auntie Liccy or his wife’s tata Lucius Tiddlypuss or even someone as obvious as his son, under Glaucia’s new law Auntie Liccy and Lucius Tiddlypuss and the son will have to cough up as well.