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re- +‎ couch: compare French recoucher.


recouch (third-person singular simple present recouches, present participle recouching, simple past and past participle recouched)

  1. (transitive) To rephrase.
    to recouch an idea in Freudian terms
  2. (obsolete) To retire again to a couch; to lie down again.
    • Sir Henry Wotton
      Then Lions Whelps lie roaring for their Prey,
      And at thy powerful Hand demand their Food;
      Who when at Morn they all recouch again,
      Then toyling Man till Eve pursues his pain.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for recouch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)