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recoup

re·coup

recoup

 
pronunciation:
rih kup
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: recouped, recouping, recoups
definition: to regain, or recover an equivalent in value of, (something lost, stolen, or damaged).
We were lucky to recoup our original investment.How long will it take to recoup from this?
synonyms:
recover, recuperate, regain
similar words:
retrieve
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of recouping.
synonyms:
recovery
derivations: recoupable (adj.), recoupment (n.)