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Definition of recoup verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

recoup

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recoup
BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːp//
 
he / she / it recoups
BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːps//
 
past simple recouped
BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpt//
 
past participle recouped
BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpt//
 
-ing form recouping
BrE BrE//rɪˈkuːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkuːpɪŋ//
 
 
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recoup something (formal) to get back an amount of money that you have spent or lost synonym recover We hope to recoup our initial investment in the first year. The firm is hoping to recoup losses on car sales in the UK with this new model. Word Origin early 17th cent. (as a legal term): from French recouper ‘retrench, cut back’, from re- ‘back’ + couper ‘to cut’.
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