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. 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
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