Imagine word cup( Coup). One gets cup when they achieve something
coup...sounds very similar to cope.....so IF there was a SUDDEN ATTACK on your group, and it was a great loss for you, but since you learned to COPE up with things you were managed to deal with it successfully.
Coup sounds like Cop( Police), they do sudden attack (encounter), which is often a successful action too!
In WWF when U escape from sudden and violent attack and come out successfully they will present U a cup
i was able to coup up means successful in executing the action
I made a coup at her house to free her to become a couple.