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couple (something) (on)to (something)

To connect or fasten two things together. We still need to couple the trailer to the truck before we can leave. I coupled the latch onto the peg, so it should stay secure.
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couple (something) together

To connect or fasten two things together. We still need to couple the trailer and the truck together before we can leave.
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couple up

To form a pair with someone else. The phrase is often but not always used to describe romantic relationships. When the teacher told us that we could work with a classmate on the assignment, I immediately coupled up with my best friend. I feel lonely because all of my friends are coupled up and dating right now.
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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 sexual intercourse 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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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 up (with someone)

[for one person] to join another person to form a pair. I decided to couple up with Larry. Larry and I coupled up with each other. By midnight, they all had coupled up and were dancing.
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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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Input and output transmission lines for external coupling are shorted above the coupling apertures for the maximum magnetic coupling.
(2008), "Rational using of small frontal rigid gear coupling type Gleason at simple direct and differential dividing and geometrical development of smaller size", Proceedings of DETC2008, ASME IDETC&CIE Conference 3-6 Aug 2008, New York, ISBN 0-7918-3831-5, pp.
"Another common coupling application is for the connection of the encoder to the other side of the generator," says Lechner.
In that technique, scientists shine on the material a coupling laser tuned to a frequency slightly different from that of the laser pulse entering the material.
In a circular aperture, reverse coupling is greater than forward coupling.
Until now, precision instrument makers could choose between economical single-piece beam couplings and the more complex, costlier bellows couplings.
A roller chain coupling consists of two special sprockets, a strand of double-width roller chain, and a protective cover.
Coupling agents are especially valuable in polyolefin WPCs because they overcome the incompatibility between the polar wood chemistry and nonpolar rosin matrix.
These new single flex stainless steel CD couplings are available in outside diameters of 3 in., 3.75 in., 4.50 in.
Recent years have seen the introduction of a whole new class of rigid coupling products that perform efficiently in a broad array of applications.
Coupling a driver and driven shaft would be simple in a world in which machines don't vibrate and shafts are flawlessly aligned and don't move in and out like pistons.
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