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Synonyms for counterattack

Synonyms for counterattack

an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc

(chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

make a counterattack

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We went 1-0 up and had a spell where we controlled the game but they got a goal just before half-time that made a difference because they could sit back and wait for the counter-attack.
Davor Suker (right) no longer has the speed for Croatia to launch counter-attacks
Attack Night is really a two-for-one show as we not only demonstrate attack scripts and hacks, but also the counter-attack measures and solutions," says Karsten Abata, HALOCK's Program Director and featured presenter.
PARAGUAY coach Gerardo Martino has highlighted Japan's rapid counter-attacks and dead-ball prowess as two areas his side will need to address if they are to progress through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Summary: Sri Lanka's military on Monday, said government troops have trapped the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE in an area less than 45 square km in size in the island's northeast, despite fierce fighting by the rebels who are launching counter-attacks.
He has seen his team score goals for fun at home but remain vulnerable to counter-attacks as when FC Twente were beaten 3-2 in the UEFA Cup.
At first we were biding our time, then used quick counter-attacks to go through the defenders of our opponent.
Ryman Premier side Hendon levelled two minutes after half-time when a cross by Davis Orr was deflected by City defender Carl Heeley into his own net and Dale Binns and Ross Pickett ended sweeping counter-attacks with goals on 52 and 89 minutes.
As the American people are bombarded with often irrelevant details meant to attack and destroy one politician or party, Davis documents that beginning with the bitter culture wars of the 1960s, through the post-Watergate "gotcha" attacks and counter-attacks of Democrats and Republicans in the 1980s and 1990s, it became increasingly difficult for Americans to filter out the important issues from the partisan noise.
And Cech (left) added: "Greece will play the same way they played in the first match - defend well and wait for counter-attacks.
Our kicking game was poor and we gave the Ospreys a lot of scope to launch counter-attacks.
We knew Forest like to play open, attacking football which in turn leaves them open to counter-attacks and our counter-attacking football was a pleasure to watch.
I never thought we would lose, and I thought we were getting close with the counter-attacks and we needed a good pass to get us the goal.
It was the latest in a spiral of attacks and counter-attacks by Palestinians and Israeli forces.
Burroughs created several turnovers and its speed helped the Indians (24-5) dominate on counter-attacks.