What does the word recoup mean?

Usage examples for recoup

  1. Farewell, worthy merchant for whose loss I should grieve, did I not know that soon you will recoup yourself out of gentle pockets. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  2. The men who have backed my harbor work have lost so heavily in the strike that they feel now they must recoup. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  3. If a coalition of nations could defeat and blockade Great Britain, they could easily recoup themselves for any expenditures involved. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl