Recoup Definition

rĭ-ko͝op
recouped, recoups
verb
recouped, recoups
To get back an equivalent for; make up for.
To recoup a loss.
Webster's New World
To gain an amount equal to (an outlay or investment).
Expected to recoup the development costs in three years.
American Heritage
To regain.
To recoup one's health.
Webster's New World
To pay back; reimburse.
Webster's New World
To deduct or hold back (a part of what is due), having some reasonable claim to do so.
Webster's New World
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noun
recoups
An act of recouping.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Recoup

  • Middle English recoupen to cut short from Old French recouper to cut back re- re- couper to cut (from coup blow coup)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French recouper

    From Wiktionary

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