Recoup meaning

rĭ-ko͝op
To recoup is defined as to recover, replenish or gain back.

An example of recoup is for a company to get back its losses.

An example of recoup is to recover from an illness.

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To recover from loss or exhaustion; recuperate.

Needed to recoup after the strenuous campaign.

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To reimburse (someone) for a loss or expenditure.
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(law) To reduce (the amount of a monetary claim made by a party in a legal action) because of a failure of that party to perform an obligation under the contract or law related to the claim.
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To pay back; reimburse.
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An act of recouping.
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To make back, as an investment.

He barely managed to recoup his money. He sold out for just what he had invested.

To recoup losses made at the gaming table.

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To recover from an error.
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(law) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct.

A landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.

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To reimburse; to indemnify; often used reflexively and in the passive.
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(law) To deduct or hold back (a part of what is due), having some reasonable claim to do so.
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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

  • From Wiktionary