recoup(redirected from recoups)
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Related to recoups: overthrew
v. re·couped, re·coup·ing, re·coups
a. To get back; recover or regain: recoup a loss; recoup one's dignity.
b. To gain an amount equal to (an outlay or investment): expected to recoup the development costs in three years.
c. To restore; replenish: "urged [her] to catch up on sleep and recoup her utterly spent resources" (Bernard Lown).
2. To reimburse (someone) for a loss or expenditure.
3. 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.
To recover from loss or exhaustion; recuperate: needed to recoup after the strenuous campaign.
[Middle English recoupen, to cut short, from Old French recouper, to cut back : re-, re- + couper, to cut (from coup, blow; see coup).]
1. to regain or make good (a financial or other loss)
2. (tr) to reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
3. (Law) 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 coup1]
1. to get back the equivalent of: to recoup one's losses.
2. to regain; recover.
3. to reimburse; pay back; recompense.v.i.
4. to get back an equivalent, as of something lost.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French recouper to cut back, cut again =re- re- + couper to cut; see coup]
Past participle: recouped
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|Verb||1.||recoup - reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss|
|2.||recoup - regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses"|
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
|3.||recoup - retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"|
keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
dock - deduct from someone's wages
vt. recuperar; recobrar; recuperarse, recobrarse; restablecerse.