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Noun coupling has 3 senses
  1. yoke, coupling - a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
    --1 is a kind of connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
    Derived form: verb couple1
  2. coupling, coupler - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    --2 is a kind of mechanical device
    --2 has particulars:
     clevis; clutch; fluid drive; swivel; universal joint, universal
    Derived form: verb couple2
  3. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
    --3 is a kind of sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
    --3 has particulars:
     assortative mating; disassortative mating; hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing; inbreeding; servicing, service
    Derived form: verb couple4
Verb couple has 4 senses
  1. match, mate, couple, pair, twin - bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
    --1 is one way to join, bring together
    Derived forms: noun couple4, noun coupling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. couple, couple on, couple up - link together; "can we couple these proposals?"
    --2 is one way to attach
    Antonyms: uncouple, decouple
    Derived forms: noun coupler1, noun coupling2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. pair, pair off, partner off, couple - form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
    --3 is one way to unite, unify
    Derived form: noun couple3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. copulate, mate, pair, couple - make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
    --4 is one way to join, conjoin
    Derived forms: noun couple2, noun coupling3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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