To cough down
Cough Cough, v. t. 1. To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; -- followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse. [1913 Webster]

{To cough down}, to silence or put down (an objectionable speaker) by simulated coughing. [1913 Webster]


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