To couch something is to say or do it in a way that is not very direct or honest. Sometimes people couch their words in nicer terms to make them sound more polite.

  • I don't think that it's a good idea to couch your criticisms in such a polite way.

  • He couched his criticism of the project in terms of the budget.

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Example Sentences for couched

  • 1

    I sat on the couch.

  • 2

    The dog is pottering on the couch.

  • 3

    I was a couch surfer, stayed in flophouses.

  • 4

    Stop reverting the semen picture on the couch.

  • 5

    I appreciate the couch and the just desserts.

  • 6

    Couch's principal work was done in ichthyology.

  • 7

    The Simpsons rush to the couch and sit down.

  • 8

    The mohair velvet on my couch is incredible.

  • 9

    She loves bouncing on the trampoline and sleeping on the couch.

  • 10

    Couch was in a media car that was part of the presidential motorcade.