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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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RELATED WORDS

utter, put, phrase, frame, word, formulate

Nearby words

cotyloid joint, cotylosaur, cotype, cou-cou, coucal, couch, couch grass, couch potato, couch roll, couch-grass, couch-surf

Idioms

    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
Related formswell-couched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for couched

couch

/ (kaʊtʃ) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscoucher, noun

Word Origin for couch

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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