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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·coup /rɪˈkup/
 (vt.)償還,賠償,補償,扣除(vi.)補償損失

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·coup, Re·coupe  v. t.
 1. Law To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.
 2. To get an equivalent or compensation for; as, to recoup money lost at the gaming table; to recoup one's losses in the share market.
 3. To reimburse; to indemnify; -- often used reflexively and in the passive.
    Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold, she might recoup herself at Philip's cost.   --Froude.
    Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom.   --Duke of Argyll.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 recoup
      v 1: reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss [syn: reimburse]
      2: regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn: recover,
          recuperate]
      3: retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My
         employer is withholding taxes" [syn: withhold, deduct]