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Noun: coupling  kú-p(u-)ling
  1. A connection (like a clamp or vice) between two things so they move together
    - yoke
  2. A mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    - coupler
  3. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    "the casual couplings of adolescents";
    - mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union
Verb: couple  kú-pul
  1. Bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    "This fact is coupled to the other one";
    - match, mate, pair, twin
  2. Link together
    "can we couple these proposals?";
    - couple on, couple up
  3. Form a pair or pairs
    "The two old friends coupled off";
    - pair, pair off, partner off
  4. Engage in sexual intercourse
    "Birds couple in the spring";
    - copulate, mate, pair

Derived forms: couplings

Type of: attach, conjoin [formal], connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion [Brit], join, mechanical device, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, unify, unite

Encyclopedia: Coupling