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couch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Furniture
couchcouch1 /kaʊtʃ/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 sofa.jpg DHFa comfortable piece of furniture big enough for two or three people to sit on syn sofa, settee 🔊 Tom offered to sleep on the couch.2 DHFa long narrow bed for a doctor’s or psychiatrist’s patients to lie on
Examples from the Corpus
couchA television set was placed at the end of the purple couch, right at arm level.We bounced, as did the couches.The bed has been removed; so has the couch.He staggered round the rear of the couch, feet crunching in plaster, and sat down.With the arm resting on the couch the force needed to accelerate the arm is coming from the material of the couch.After 20 years on the couch, Richard is finally giving up therapy.Benjy pushed the cushions back on to the couch.The couch has been recently reupholstered.
couchcouch2 verb 🔊 🔊 be couched in something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
couchThe answer to this question needs to be couched as much in curriculum terms as in assessment terms.Reporters could not attend meetings, press releases were couched in generalities and favoured the conservative line.It was also couched in language designed to satisfy or at least not to alarm a multitude of constituencies at home.While the description of the problem is couched in literary terms, hypotheses ought to be couched in operational terms.The Declaration of Rights itself was couched in the language of political conservatism.The language of the Bible is couched in the language of the first century.
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Verb table
couch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycouch
he, she, itcouches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycouched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave couched
he, she, ithas couched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad couched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill couch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have couched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam couching
he, she, itis couching
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you, we, theyare couching
Past
I, he, she, itwas couching
you, we, theywere couching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been couching
he, she, ithas been couching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been couching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be couching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been couching
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