a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats.
cough syrup n.
A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.
Bribe or blackmail money paid to silence someone (1925+ Underworld)
[koo d; unstressed kuh d] /kʊd; unstressed kəd/ verb 1. a simple past tense of 1 . auxiliary verb 2. (used to express possibility): I wonder who that could be at the door. That couldn’t be true. 3. (used to express conditional possibility or ability): You could do it if you tried. 4. (used in […]
modifier Suggesting, often lamenting, what might have been: other coulda-been sad-sack tales (1990s+)
- Could eat a horse
verb phrase To be extremely hungry (1936+)
- Could murder
verb phrase To want to cause harm: could murder him for ordering that (1935+)