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coup de grâce

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coup de grâcenoun
orcoup de grace/ˌkuːdəˈgrɑːs/
pluralcoups de grâceorcoups de grace/ˌkuːdəˈgrɑːs/
coup de grâce
noun
or coup de grace /ˌkuːdəˈgrɑːs/
pluralcoups de grâceorcoups de grace/ˌkuːdəˈgrɑːs/
Learner's definition of COUP DE GRÂCE  
[count]formal
: an action or event that finally ends or destroys something that has been getting weaker or worse
: a hit or shot that kills a person or animal that is suffering
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