noun/nombre (plural coups /kuːz/)
- 1 (successful action) golpe (masculine) maestro to pull off a coup dar* un golpe maestroMore example sentences
- Two of the greatest Second World War intelligence coups were achieved by the Russians.
- A young man who scored a major coup by being elected to both local authorities having had difficulties in getting nominated.
- If the deal is successful, it would be a major coup for the galleries, putting its collection of modern art on a par with London's Tate Modern.
- 2coup (d'état) [Politics/Política] golpe (masculine) (de estado) to stage a coup dar* un golpe (de estado)More example sentences
- In November he precipitated a second coup d'état.
- This was the coup d'état of his grandfather Louis XV and chancellor Maupeou against the parlements.
- The country's all-powerful military, which has seized power in three coups since 1960, sees staunch secularism as a pillar of the state.
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.