Definition of recoup
- an attempt to recoup his fortune
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.
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: to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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