Couch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kaʊtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word couch
Brit.  |kaʊtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word couch


- an upholstered seat for more than one person (syn: lounge, sofa)
- a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
- a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment


- formulate in a particular style or language (syn: cast, frame, put, redact)


...I'm trying to couch this delicately: I don't think we should date anymore....

...I couched behind the partition so as to avoid an awkward situation with my ex....

...find yourself a place on the couch and make yourself at home...

The artist spreads a thin couch of oil or varnish over the colours.

The memorandum was couched in strong language.

Tom offered to sleep on the couch.

The cat hid behind the couch.

The space behind the couch

We tried pushing and pulling but couldn't get the couch to move.

The pillows on the couch all match.

The cat emerged from its hiding place behind the couch.

He sat down heavily on the couch.

I strained my back trying to lift the couch.

The couch unfolds to form a bed.

She flung herself onto the couch.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: couch
he/she/it: couches
present participle: couching
past tense: couched
past participle: couched
singular: couch
plural: couches
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