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Topic: FINANCE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: recouper 'to cut back', from couper 'to cut'

recoup

verb
     
re‧coup [transitive]
BF to get back an amount of money you have lost or spent [= recover]:
The movie will have to be a huge hit to recoup its cost.
He was desperate to try and recoup his losses.
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