coughing fit

sami33

Senior Member
arabic
Hi everyone!

Please I'm not sure about the meaning of "fit" in this context:

Now as he rises he is seized with a coughing fit, and holds himself by his chair and turns away his wan and battered face until it passes.


Source: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair chapter 01

Thanks
 
  • lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    Check la dico, as our French friends say:
    fit2
    noun
    • 1 a sudden attack of convulsions.
    • 2 a sudden attack of coughing, fainting, laughter, etc.■ a sudden burst of intense emotion.
     
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