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'Has he had any serious girlfriends?' 'A couple.'
A couple of police officers were standing at the door.
Take a couple of aspirin – you'll soon feel better.
The couple first met in 1985.
A nice young couple have moved in next door.
married couples with children
This is the British English definition of couple. View American English definition of couple.
a room in a church used for storing things
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