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couple

2 verb
     
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1 [transitive]TT to join or fasten two things together
couple something to something
Each element is mathematically coupled to its neighbours.
2 [intransitive] formal to have sex

couple something with something

phrasal verb
if one thing is coupled with another, the two things happen or exist together and produce a particular result [= combine]:
Lack of rain coupled with high temperatures caused the crops to fail.

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