Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of recoup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry: Same as couped.
  • Same as recoupé.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The monies recouped from the TARP shall be paid into the general fund of the Treasury for the reduction of the public debt.

    Hey, remember when Obama wanted Judd Gregg for Commerce Secretary? | RedState

  • I think all the money spent on the obvious extortion attempts should be recouped from the complainers and have these people permanently barred from any future actions unless approved by a judge.

    Latest ethics complaints should be 'a wake-up call,' Palin says

  • The expense alone — which analysts said earlier on would be paid for in part by the money recouped from the then-Democratic promise of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2010 and other monies — is daunting, if one considers covering the bulk of the estimated 45 to 47 million uninsured in this nation.

    Daschle Begins Leading Health Care Reform - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I set it on a lazy Susan I had recouped from a kitchen Reno.

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  • What genius to have a system that allows you to behave badly, be exposed for it, and then have the sin recouped by the system as a resellable commodity!

    Boing Boing

  • Since the previous one never "recouped," the band will have no leverage, and will oblige.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The girls-only Catholic school, which lost about 20 students over the summer but "recouped" them with children from a waiting list, will work to keep tuition increases to a minimum.

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • Go to concerts, donate to artists who put their music out for free, buy only used CDs/DVDs, copy and share. just boycott em, tho im sure im preaching to the choir here. u keep asking why they throw away money, they arent. this is purely to discourage others. they only spent 17 mill or something like that last year in court, which is absolutely nothing. theres a very high benefit: cost for suing a couple people to death. all they need to do is prevent 18 million dopwnloads and they have already "recouped" the money. all u can do to fight back is make sure there are more sales lost from disgust than gained from fear by spreading the word in every forum u can, cmon guys, if 4chan can find the cat lady in 24hrs surely we can take down the riaa!

    TorrentFreak

  • The dollar recouped some of its losses in the afternoon on the upgraded Fed economic forecast for 2011, which sparked expectations that, while still far off, higher U.S. interest rates eventually could be in the cards.

    Swiss Franc Captures Safety Bids

  • In fact, at a time when some shows are struggling to fill seats, Rain not only recouped its $2 million investment halfway through its 12-week run at the Neil Simon Theater last fall, but it also grossed more than $1.4 million in the week from Christmas to New Year's Eve.

    John W. Whitehead: Rain: The Beatles Forever

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