[ US /ɹɪˈkup/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪkˈuːp/ ]
  1. reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
  2. retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    My employer is withholding taxes
  3. regain or make up for
    recuperate one's losses
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How To Use recoup In A Sentence

  • The closely held retailer said it would sue its partner to recoup more than $ 50 million it claims was unfairly withdrawn.
  • Moreover, many insurance companies (including mine) refuse to pay the $30,000 cost, reasoning that any economic benefit they would recoup is years down the road. Beating Obesity
  • Moreover, the combined salaries of the three wardens or lieutenants was now less than £400 per annum, and much of this was recouped by reviving the ancient practice of farming the shrievalties.
  • This lack of action may also trigger some legal action from insurance companies in an attempt to recoup cash paid out to flooded households. Times, Sunday Times
  • The insured person is guilty of unconscionable conduct if he does not provide for the insurer to be recouped out of the damages awarded against the wrongdoer.
  • No attempt was made to recoup the cash. The Sun
  • But the money can be recouped within three years. Times, Sunday Times
  • And, as the secured creditor has consented to the payment, no recoupment of the money paid is possible.
  • In recent years, a substantial proportion of grants have remained unspent and recouped by the Exchequer.
  • The 'clawback' measures allow banks to recoup bonuses that turn out to have been unmerited. Times, Sunday Times
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