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coup

(koo) a brilliant stratagem; overturn; upset: His win was quite a coup.
Not to be confused with:
coop – an enclosure or cage: a chicken coop; a co-op: They bought their food at a co-op.
coupe – a closed two-door car; a frozen dessert: She chose the coupe rather than the sedan.
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coup

 (ko͞o)
n. pl. coups (ko͞oz)
1. A brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph.
2.
a. A coup d'état.
b. A sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover: a boardroom coup.
3. Among certain Native American peoples, a feat of bravery performed in battle, especially the touching of an enemy's body without causing injury.
Idiom:
count coup
Among certain Native American peoples, to ceremoniously recount one's exploits in battle.

[French, stroke, from Old French colp, from Late Latin colpus, from Latin colaphus, from Greek kolaphos.]
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coup

(kuː)
n
1. a brilliant and successful stroke or action
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for coup d'état
[C18: from French: blow, from Latin colaphus blow with the fist, from Greek kolaphos]

coup

(kaʊp) or

cowp

vb
to turn or fall over
n
a rubbish tip
[C15: perhaps identical with obsolete cope to strike; see cope1]

coup

(kaʊp)
vb
Scot to barter; traffic; deal
[C14: from Old Norse kaupa to buy]
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coup

(ku)

n., pl. coups (ko̅o̅z; Fr. ko̅o̅).
1. a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move.
2. (among the Plains Indians of North America) a daring deed performed in battle by a warrior, as touching an enemy without sustaining injury oneself.
[1640–50; < French: literally, blow, stroke, Old French colp < Late Latin colpus, Latin colaphus < Greek kólaphos]
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coup


Past participle: couped
Gerund: couping

Imperative
coup
coup
Present
I coup
you coup
he/she/it coups
we coup
you coup
they coup
Preterite
I couped
you couped
he/she/it couped
we couped
you couped
they couped
Present Continuous
I am couping
you are couping
he/she/it is couping
we are couping
you are couping
they are couping
Present Perfect
I have couped
you have couped
he/she/it has couped
we have couped
you have couped
they have couped
Past Continuous
I was couping
you were couping
he/she/it was couping
we were couping
you were couping
they were couping
Past Perfect
I had couped
you had couped
he/she/it had couped
we had couped
you had couped
they had couped
Future
I will coup
you will coup
he/she/it will coup
we will coup
you will coup
they will coup
Future Perfect
I will have couped
you will have couped
he/she/it will have couped
we will have couped
you will have couped
they will have couped
Future Continuous
I will be couping
you will be couping
he/she/it will be couping
we will be couping
you will be couping
they will be couping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been couping
you have been couping
he/she/it has been couping
we have been couping
you have been couping
they have been couping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been couping
you will have been couping
he/she/it will have been couping
we will have been couping
you will have been couping
they will have been couping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been couping
you had been couping
he/she/it had been couping
we had been couping
you had been couping
they had been couping
Conditional
I would coup
you would coup
he/she/it would coup
we would coup
you would coup
they would coup
Past Conditional
I would have couped
you would have couped
he/she/it would have couped
we would have couped
you would have couped
they would have couped
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coup

The sudden overthrow of a government, often with violence.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coup - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by forcecoup - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
group action - action taken by a group of people
countercoup - a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
2.coup - a brilliant and notable success
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
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coup

noun masterstroke, feat, stunt, action, stroke, exploit, manoeuvre, deed, accomplishment, tour de force (French), stratagem, stroke of genius They have scored something of a coup by persuading her to join.
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Translations
إنقِلاب فُجائيضَربة مُفاجِئة ناجِحَـه
převratskvělý tah
kupstatskup
snilldarbragî, snjallræîivaldarán
netikėta sėkmėperversmasvalstybės perversmas
sekmīgs darījumsvalsts apvērsumsveikls gājiens
prevrat
çok başarılı işhükümet darbesi

coup

[kuː]
A. N
1. (Pol) (also coup d'état) → golpe m (de estado)
2. (= triumph) → éxito m
to bring off a coupobtener un éxito inesperado
B. CPD coup de grace Ngolpe m de gracia
coup de théâtre Ngolpe m de efecto
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coup

[ˈkuː] [coups] (pl) n
(= achievement) → beau coup m
(also coup d'état) → coup m d'État
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

coup

n
(= successful action)Coup m
(= coup d’état)Staatsstreich m, → Coup d’Etat m

coup

:
coup de grâce
n (lit, fig)Gnadenstoß m; (with gun) → Gnadenschuss m
coup d’état
n = coup b
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coup

[kuː] n (Pol) (also coup d'état) → colpo di stato, golpe m inv; (triumph) → bel colpo
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coup

(kuː) noun
1. a sudden successful action. He achieved a real coup by completing this deal.
2. a coup d'état. There's been a coup in one of the African republics.
coup d'état (kuːdeiˈtaː) plural coups d'état (kuːdei-)
– a sudden and violent change in government. The president was killed during the coup d'état.
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En coup de sabre morphea and Parry-Romberg syndrome: a retrospective review of 54 patients.
'En coup de sabre' is characterized by sclerotic lesions distributed in a linear, band-like fashion on the frontoparietal scalp and forehead.
A clear line of demarcation (coup de sabre) was seen extending from the right lower eyelid extending downwards till the lower border of mandible of the same side 3 cm away from the midline causing an obvious depression along its length.
This syndrome has many features of linear scleroderma "en coup de sabre," but it is characterized by more extensive involvement of the lower face with only a slight cutaneous sclerosis (2).
Linear scleroderma, or "en coup de sabre," refers to focal scleroderma of the face or scalp, resulting in characteristic facies resembling a face struck on one side with a sabre sword.