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- To make back, as an investment.
- He barely managed to recoup his money. He sold out for just what he had invested.
- to recoup losses made at the gaming table
- 1964 August, “News and Comment: New BR standard half-barrier”, in Modern Railways, page 88:
- In July British Railways installed train-operated red-and-white level crossing half-barriers of a new design at 11 places, [...] The cost is given at £800 a pair, which can be readily recouped on savings in the cost of manning ordinary gated crossings.
- To recover from an error.
- (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.
- A landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.
- (transitive) To reimburse; to indemnify; often used reflexively and in the passive.
- 1856–1870, James Anthony Froude, History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, volume (please specify |volume=I to XII), London: Longmans, Green, and Co., OCLC 5837766:
- Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold, she might recoup herself at Philip's cost.
- 1887, George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, Scotland as it was and as it is
- Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom.
to make back, as an investment
to reimburse, indemnify