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couch

[ kouch or, for 6, 14, kooch ]
/ kaʊtʃ or, for 6, 14, kutʃ /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Idioms for couch

    on the couch, Informal. undergoing psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment.

Origin of couch

1300–50; (noun) Middle English couche<Anglo-French, Old French, derivative of coucher; (v.) Middle English couchen<Anglo-French, Old French coucher,Old French colcher<Latin collocāre to put into place, equivalent to col-col-1 + locāre to put, place; see locate
well-couched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for couch

couch
/ (kaʊtʃ) /

noun

verb

coucher, noun
C14: from Old French couche a bed, lair, from coucher to lay down, from Latin collocāre to arrange, from locāre to place; see locate
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