coup → « he went to hospital after a blow to the face. → it was a terrible blow when he was made redundant. » to come to blows = en venir aux mains → « the representatives almost came to blows » to be a blow to sth = être un coup pour qch → « a further blow to hopes of peace » to soften the blow, to cushion the blow = amortir le choc
that blows! = c'est archi-nul! → your project blows!