Translation of coup in Spanish:

coup

Pronunciation: /kuː/

noun/nombre (plural coups /kuːz/)

  • 1 (successful action) golpe (masculine) maestro to pull off a coup dar* un golpe maestro
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    • 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)
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    • 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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