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English definition of “couch”


noun [C] uk   /kaʊtʃ/ us  

couch noun [C] (SEAT)

A2 a sofaChairs and seats

couch noun [C] (BED)

a type of high bed, especially one in a doctor's officeBeds and parts of beds


verb uk   /kaʊtʃ/ formal us  
couch sth in/as sth to express something in a particular way: [often passive] I don't understand this form - it's all couched in legal terminology.Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
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