Definition of Couple up

1. Verb. Link together. "Can we couple these proposals?"

Exact synonyms: Couple, Couple On
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Coupler, Coupling
Antonyms: Uncouple



Definition of Couple up

1. Verb. To put into a couple; to put into a group of two. ¹

2. Verb. To get into pairs; to become a group of two. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couple Up

coupee
coupees
coupelike
couper
coupers
coupes
couping
coupla
couplable
couple-beggar
couple-beggars
couple-close
couple-closes
couple on
couple up (current term)
coupled
coupled beats
coupled pulse
coupled reaction
coupled rhythm
coupled transport
coupledom
coupledoms
couplement
couplements
coupler
couplers
couples

Literary usage of Couple up

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1. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1911)
"On the date of the injury an employee of defendant by the name of Burns, whose work was to couple up the air hose and make such light repairs as could be ..."

2. Pictorial History of Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom: A Thrilling by Trumbull White (1898)
"Neither the New York nor the Brooklyn stopped to couple up their forward engine, ... To stop to couple up the forward engines would have meant a delay of ..."

3. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Charles George Warnford Lock, Robert Haldane (1889)
"couple up with stout wire, and a good light will be the result, providing you select ... couple up zinc of one cell to carbon of next, throughout, with FM. ..."

4. United States in War with Spain and the History of Cuba: A Thrilling Account by Trumbull White (1898)
"Neither the New York nor the Brooklyn stopped to couple up their forward engine, ... To stop to couple up the forward engines would have meant a delay of ..."

5. Railway Engineer by Railway Division (1908)
"Kirby states that he himself coupled up the engine to the wagon standing next it, and that he saw O'Flaherty couple up the other wagons. ..."

6. Electrical Instrument Making for Amateurs: A Practical Handbook by Selimo Romeo Bottone (1888)
"Place the wire in the lower pair of holes, and again couple up. Still no deflection. 3. Now place the connecting wire in the right-hand pair of holes. ..."

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