Recoup - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

verb

- 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)

Examples

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

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