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coup

US [ku]
UK [kuː]
  • n.政变;努力办到难办的事
  • Web突然的一击;妙计;意外而成功的行动
Plural Form:coups  
coup
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n.
1.
政变a sudden change of government that is illegal and often violent
He seized power in a military coup in 2008.
他在 2008 年的军事政变中夺取了政权。
to stage/mount a coup
发动政变
an attempted coup
政变未遂
a failed/an abortive coup
失败的╱流产的政变
She lost her position in a boardroom coup(= a sudden change of power among senior managers in a company) .
她在董事会的人事突变中失去了职位。
2.
努力办到难办的事the fact of achieving sth that was difficult to do
Getting this contract has been quite a coup for us.
把这份合同争取到手让我们费了很大力气。

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