What is another word for cough up?

Pronunciation: [kˈɒf ˈʌp] (IPA)

"Cough up" is a phrasal verb that mostly implies paying money unwillingly or reluctantly. Some synonyms for "cough up" are shell out, fork over, pony up, ante up, and pay up. All these expressions indicate giving money or something of value, but with varying degrees of reluctance. Other words that can be used to convey the same meaning are give, contribute, donate, or surrender. However, they do not necessarily imply a feeling of discomfort or reluctance. Finally, slang terms like "chuck up" or "spit up" are also used to describe paying money, but they are informal and not widely accepted in formal situations.

Synonyms for Cough up:

What are the hypernyms for Cough up?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Cough up?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for cough up (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for cough up?

Cough up is a phrasal verb which means to relinquish or pay money or something unwillingly. The antonyms for this verb are retain, keep, hold or withhold. Retain refers to holding onto something, usually in the context of keeping something for oneself instead of giving it away. Keep means to hold something in one's possession and not give it up. Hold means to have in one's grasp or ownership without giving it up. Withhold means to refuse to give or grant something to someone. In essence, these are the opposite in meaning to the phrasal verb "cough up.

What are the antonyms for Cough up?

Famous quotes with Cough up

  • I tell people, if you really want me to look that good, why don't you cough up about $2 million more and hire Alec or Billy? If you want me to do it, this is what you get.
    Daniel Baldwin
  • I think coughing up slugs was quite hard. Ron has a scene where he has to cough up these giant slugs.
    Rupert Grint
  • The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or ever will exist — is a kleptocracy, meaning 'rule by thieves'. Competing ideologies merely provide different excuses to separate the Productive Class from what they produce. If the taxpayer/voters won't willingly fork over to end poverty, then maybe they'll cough up to fight drugs or terrorism. Conflicting ideologies, as presently constituted, are nothing more than a cover for what's really going on, like the colors of competing gangs.
    L. Neil Smith
  • Then there's the law that any person found carrying a Swanhook, the same being neither a Swanherd in good standing nor accompanied by two certified Swanherds, or Swannerds (or Swanners, or Swanmasters), of known probity, should cough up thirteen shillings fourpence, three shillings fourpence going to the informer and the rest to the King. This looked like a fine bit of legislation until it developed that you can't collect from such people. They haven't got it. That's why they're out stealing Swans.
    Will Cuppy

Word of the Day

Sabah Air is the name of a Malaysian aviation company that was founded in 1975. The name "Sabah Air" is unique, and its antonyms are not obvious. However, possible antonyms for the...