Recoup - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkuːp|  American pronunciation of the word recoup
Brit.  |rɪˈkuːp|  British pronunciation of the word recoup


- reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss (syn: reimburse)
- regain or make up for (syn: recover, recuperate)
- retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments (syn: deduct, withhold)


It will be hard for us to recoup the loss.

Movie studios can turn to video sales to recoup the costs of a movie that does poorly at the box office.

She recouped only a portion of her investment.

The movie will have to be a huge hit to recoup its cost.

He was desperate to try and recoup his losses.

Will you be recouped for your travelling costs while on the firm's business?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recoup
he/she/it: recoups
present participle: recouping
past tense: recouped
past participle: recouped
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