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coupnoun [C]

 us   /ku/ (plural coups  /kuz/ )
an unexpectedly ​successfulachievement: It was ​quite a coup for her to get an ​interview with the First ​Lady.
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coupnoun [C]

uk   us   /kuː/

coup noun [C] (SUCCESS)

an ​unexpectedlysuccessfulachievement: It was a ​tremendous coup for the ​localpaper to get an ​exclusiveinterview with Prince Charles. I got him to come to a ​party, which was something of a coup.
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coup noun [C] (TAKE POWER)

C2 (also coup d'état, uk   /ˌkuː.deɪˈtɑː/ us   (plural coups d'état)) a ​suddenillegal, often ​violent, taking of ​governmentpower, ​especially by ​part of an ​army: a military coup
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