Simple Definition of recoup
: to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)
Full Definition of recoup
recoupableplay \-ˈkü-pə-bəl\ adjective
recoupmentplay \-ˈküp-mənt\ noun
Examples of recoup in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of recoup
French recouper to cut back, from Old French, from re- + couper to cut — more at cope
First Known Use: 1628
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