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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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A sum of 20 terrorists, including field commanders, were killed and their military hardware were destroyed in the failed attacks in the army's counter-attacks.
And I want to repeat once again that we have to be very careful about the counter-attacks and transitions.
It was not long until they had taken the lead from another counter-attack, a crossed ball looping up off James Redpath's foot and over the shoulder of Jordan Thompson into his goal.
Brentford did very well on the counter-attack and we looked naive and very open in terms of our organisation," Jackett said.
Italy were great at taking away the spaces for their counter-attacks," The Sun quoted Ancelotti, as saying.
We conceded two, three counter-attacks in the last 10 minutes which were really dangerous.
Behind the scenes the situation is nothing less than political chaos, as ministers engage in attacks and counter-attacks in this uncertain period after the exit of prime minister and PASOK party chief George Papandreou.
But a spokesman from the Libyan government said claims of counter-attacks were false
They won a lot of tackles in midfield so we conceded a lot of counter-attacks.
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 to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
It's going to be complicated because Fulham will try to hit us in fast counter-attacks," said Ranieri.
He can string together combos, counter-attacks and open up on enemies with a variety of special techniques.
It was the latest in a spiral of attacks and counter-attacks by Palestinians and Israeli forces.
We possessed the ball on counter-attacks in their half only five or six times.
CHICAGO -- HALOCK Security Labs has teamed up with GSI Hosting of Kansas City and other leading security providers to demonstrate Internet attacks and counter-attacks.