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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An achievement that is extremely impressive because it was very difficult.

Usage examples (39)
  • The winning goal was quite a coup against the first place team.
  • Thanks for the lecture on the use of the term coup d'état and it's synonym "take-over".
  • Others turned up their forked ends, which we call coup de ladle.
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas orders counterblows against what he calls a coup attempt. for more
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  • A "coo" is the sound made by a pigeon or dove, while a "coup" is a sudden act, as in overthrowing a government.
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