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English definition of “couch”


noun [C]  /kɑʊtʃ/ us  

couch noun [C] (SEAT)

a piece of furniture with a back and usually arms, that two or more people can sit on at once; a sofa


verb [T]  /kɑʊtʃ/ us  

couch verb [T] (EXPRESS)

to express something in a particular way, esp. in order not to upset or anger the person addressed: They want to couch their response in diplomatic, not threatening, terms.
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