English version

putsch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
putschputsch /pʊtʃ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMa secretly planned attempt to remove a government by force 🔊 the communist putsch
Examples from the Corpus
putsch• Then came the August 1991 putsch.• This was the time of the August 1991 putsch.• Both generals were convicted for their role in the failed putsch.• The prospect of Hitler's trial in the aftermath of the failed putsch caused the Bavarian authorities acute embarrassment.• Instead, he frightened them into suppressing his putsch through the use of the Bavarian state police.• Our own little putsch was carried through without loss of life, you remember.• The country, not surprisingly, preferred to wait to be persuaded rather than get pulverized in a partisan putsch.
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