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couple with

1. To connect or fasten two things together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "couple" and "with." We still need to couple the trailer with the truck before we can leave.
2. To form a pair with someone else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "couple" and "with." When the teacher told us that we could work with a classmate on the assignment, I immediately coupled with my best friend.
3. euphemism To have sex with someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "couple" and "with." My roommate hasn't been home any night this week—I wonder who he's coupling with.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

couple someone with someone

to join one person with another to make a pair. I coupled Todd with Amy for the dinner party.
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couple something with something

to join one thing with another to make a pair. We coupled the budget issue with the staffing issue for our agenda.
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couple with someone

Euph. to have sexual intercourse with someone. They coupled with each other in a night of passion.
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couple with something

to connect or join to something. This railroad car will couple with the engine. These cars did not couple with the others properly, and there was almost an accident.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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