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English definition of “couple”

couple

noun [S] (SOME)    /ˈkʌp.l̩/
B1 two or a few things that are similar or the same, or two or a few people who are in some way connected : The doctor said my leg should be better in a couple of days . A couple of people objected to the proposal , but the vast majority approved of it. We'll have to wait another couple of hours for the paint to dry . She'll be retiring in a couple more years . The weather's been terrible for the last couple of days . Many economists expect unemployment to fall over the next couple of months . I'm sorry I didn't phone you, but I've been very busy over the past couple of weeks .Groups of things according to number
(Definition of couple noun (SOME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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