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English definition of “coup”


noun [C]     /kuː/
TAKE CONTROL ( also coup d'état,   /ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/   ) an occasion when a group of people suddenly takes control of a country using force : a military coup Taking action against people in powerThe armed forces generally
ACHIEVEMENT an important achievement , often one that was not expected : The award is a major coup for the university .Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures
(Definition of coup noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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