Crossword clues for recoup
- Make good on firm promises initially after university
- Make good (a loss)
- Compensate Robert Mugabe, discontented with military takeover
- Compensate rabble “discontented” with putsch
- Regain (something lost)
- Make back
- Win back from the casino
- Get your money back
- Get back, in a way
- Get back, as one's losses
- Get back one's losses
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Recoup \Re*coup"\, Recoupe \Re*coupe"\ (-k??p"), v. t. [F. recouper; pref. re- re- + couper to cut.]
(Law) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.
To get an equivalent or compensation for; as, to recoup money lost at the gaming table; to recoup one's losses in the share market.
To reimburse; to indemnify; -- often used reflexively and in the passive.
Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold, she might recoup herself at Philip's cost.
Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom.
--Duke of Argyll.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. 1 To make back, as an investment. 2 To recover from an error. 3 (context legal English) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct. 4 (context transitive English) To reimburse; to indemnify; often used reflexively and in the passive.
Usage examples of "recoup".
If by the time the wheat reaches the city we own every kernel of wheat between here and Ylith, then we can ship the high-quality grain to the Free Cities and the Far Coast, recoup our investment, and make our profit.
The river crossing had cost them energy he hoped to recoup by shortening their journey.
Silius Italicus now likes to imply he has given up accusing - yet he it was who laid corruption charges against Rubirius Metellus, and in order to recoup his compensation award, he is soon to accuse Metellus Negrinus of killing his father.
The Earl of Warwick, it seems, pretended to have received great injuries from the latter and threatened to recoup his losses at their expense.
Then he made a division of the skins and dried meat, and repaired to Tortuga or one of the French settlements on the coast of Hispaniola to recoup his stock of ammunition and spend the rest of his gains in a wild carouse of drunkenness and debauchery.
There is no bigger fool than a man who multiplies his vowels in a desperate bid to recoup his losses.
If you stay away from the tables and rebuild, you could recoup your fortunes within ten years even without my help.
Every time Ned wrote from India, where he was currently residing with Father in search of a way to recoup their recent losses, Olivia would soak in the letter, poring over each and every detail Ned let fall.
He could pause, and recoup, and rebuild shattered consciousness from the haven of sheltering peace.
Unable to master himself, he could not recoup his sapped will, even to raise his strung bow.
They would leave behind their grim toll of wounded and the dishonored few who failed to recoup shattered wits.
He had fed on her so often recently to recoup his own blood loss, and he had not replenished her strength as he should have.
Since peace could only be recovered through an answer, Bransian moaned, pushed erect, and groped to recoup his bludgeoned wits.
It was essential for her well-being to have periods entirely alone so that she could recoup her sapped strength.
Vermont before setting n - partly to give Sabrina time to recoup her and partly to do the same for Derek.