01. The President was seriously injured in a [coup] attempt early this morning.
02. The general population seems to support the [coup] which overthrew the government.
03. A military [coup] financed by the U.S. government resulted in the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile.
04. The leader of the army has been sentenced to death for his part in the attempted [coup].
05. Political analysts have suggested that the majority of the population are supporting the [coup] against a very corrupt government.
06. The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored a major sports [coup] in signing goalie Curtis Joseph to a new contract.
07. The government fears a [coup] by the army if democratic reforms include prosecution of the leaders of the former military regime.
08. The developers of Hotmail scored a major [coup] by putting out their e-mail program before anything similar had appeared on the Internet.
09. The United Nations has refused to recognize the government of the military leader who took power in a bloody [coup] last month.
10. Chile's democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown during a CIA-backed [coup] led by Augusto Pinochet.
11. The Bolsheviks took power in Russia in 1917 in a violent [coup].
12. In 1964, one month after Zanzibar became independent, the ruling government was overthrown in a [coup].
13. In February of 1991, Thailand's armed forces seized power in a bloodless [coup], and arrested the Prime Minister.
14. Although Bolivia gained independence from Spanish rule in 1825, much of its history since then has consisted of a series of nearly 200 [coups] and counter-[coups].

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  • coup — coup …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • coup — [ ku ] n. m. • colp 1080; lat. pop. colpus, class. colaphus, gr. kolaphos I ♦ 1 ♦ Mouvement par lequel un corps vient en heurter un autre; impression (ébranlement, bruit...) produite par ce qui heurte. ⇒ choc, ébranlement, heurt, tamponnement.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coup — COUP. s. mas. Impression que fait un corps sur un autre en le frappant, le perçant, le divisant, etc. Grand coup. Petit coup. Rude coup. Coup léger. Coup pesant. La force, la pesanteur du coup. Coup qui entre bien avant. Coup de poing. Coup de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • coup — COUP. s. m. Impression que fait un corps sur un autre en le frappant, le perçant, le divisant &c. Grand coup. petit coup. rude coup. coup leger. coup pesant. la force, la pesanteur du coup. coup qui entre bien avant. coup de poing. coup de pied,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • coup — Coup, ou Coupau, Que nous disons Cocu, c est celuy duquel la femme s abbandonne à autre, Curuca. Coup, {{t=g}}kopis,{{/t}} Copis, huius copidis genus est gladij, mucro, bipennis, securis, {{t=g}}kopos.{{/t}} Copos signifie autant que Labor,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • coup — [ ku ] noun count ** 1. ) coup or coup d état an occasion when a group of people takes control of a country, usually by means of military force: a military/army coup: There has been a series of military coups since the country gained independence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Coup — (k[=oo]), n. [F., fr.L. colaphus a cuff, Gr. ko lafos.] 1. A sudden stroke delivered with promptness and force; used also in various ways to convey the idea of an unexpected, clever, and successful tactic or stratagem. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coup — [ku:] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: hit, stroke ] 1.) a sudden and sometimes violent attempt by citizens or the army to take control of the government = coup d état ▪ Haiti s first elected president was deposed in a violent military coup …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Coup — v. i. To make a coup. Woe to the Sioux if the Northern Cheyennes get a chance to coup ! F. Remington. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coup — [kuː] der; s, s; 1 eine riskante, überraschende, oft illegale Handlung: Den Posträubern ist ein großer Coup gelungen 2 einen Coup landen gespr; einen ↑Coup (1) mit Erfolg ausführen …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Coup — Sm (gelungenes) riskantes Unternehmen erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. coup, dieses über ml. col(a)pus Streich, Schlag aus l. colaphus Faustschlag, Ohrfeige , aus gr. kólaphos. Die Bedeutungsübertragung wie bei Schlag (schlagen) …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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