AskDefine | Define recoup

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1 reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss [syn: reimburse]
2 regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn: recover, recuperate]
3 retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes" [syn: withhold, deduct]

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  1. to make back, as an investment.
    He barely managed to recoup his money, he sold out for just what he had invested.
  1. To recover from an error.


to make back, as an investment

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