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Instead White could have concluded with a brilliant coup. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Since the attempted coup more than 43,000 people have been detained and more than half of those have been charged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The beginning was a great theatrical coup. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The ring had pulled off one of the most successful coups of the past decade. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The text move allows a brilliant coup. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At first he too thought there must have been a military coup. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Not needing to turn around to actually see the oak was a great personal coup. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How can he combine these with a brilliant coup? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another military coup would send the wrong signal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was one of the great coups of modern times. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)The question of responsibility appeared to have been pushed to one side in the rush to score a publicity coup. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For Jefferies the deal is a coup. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Face any issues at work you were scared to address before - and score a fantastic coup. The Sun (2015)THE rank outsiders qualified for the finals against the backdrop of a military coup in their country. The Sun (2010)If the boardroom coup was intended to restore the confidence of investors, it has yet to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has denied involvement, but there is increasing evidence that his followers were at the core of the coup attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Q Why was there a coup attempt? The Sun (2016)By 1993 there had been six such successful coups since 1945 and numerous unsuccessful attempts. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)It was, in publicity terms, a brilliant coup. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It then follows that a successful coup, if it comes, will more likely come from the left than the right. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He helped to put provincial Basle on the artistic map, and not just because of his increasingly visible and envied dealing coups. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: coup NOUN
When there is a coup, a group of people seize power in a country.
...a military coup.
Definition of coup from the Collins English Dictionary
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