- to get back the equivalent of: to recoup one's losses by a lucky investment.
- to regain or recover.
- to reimburse or indemnify; pay back: to recoup a person for expenses.
- Law. to withhold (a portion of something due), having some rightful claim to do so.
- to get back an equivalent, as of something lost.
- Law. to plead in defense a claim arising out of the same subject matter as the plaintiff's claim.
- an act of recouping.
Origin of recoup
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1. recover, restore, retrieve, balance. 3. recompense, remunerate.
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- to regain or make good (a financial or other loss)
- (tr) to reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
- law to keep back (something due), having rightful claim to do so; withhold; deduct
C15: from Old French recouper to cut back, from re- + couper to cut, from coper to behead; see coup 1
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Word Origin and History for recouped
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