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.
Recent Examples of recoup from the Web
Trump’s initiative is also expected to try to foster more public-private partnerships, including toll roads that would allow private investors to recoup their upfront spending.
John Roth, who was the acting Pentagon comptroller during last week's budget rollout, told reporters the plan could generate about $2 billion a year in savings once the costs are recouped.
The multimillion-dollar investment by Olive Group, in theory, would be recouped by tolls, a cut of which would also go to the Iraqi government.
Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit said the agreement ensures the village will recoup 100 percent of the taxes they're owed from company bookings.
And everyone expects the drugs to cost more than those for common maladies, because companies have to recoup research and development investment and generate profits from a smaller customer base.
YouTube then recoups that money from advertising revenues, or at least that’s the idea.
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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
RECOUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recoup for English Language Learners
: to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)
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