counterattack

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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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Videos posted on the internet claim to show shelling and fighting in Homs as rebels say that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out counter-offensives in various parts of Syria.
The woman had just been mugged by a yob in Dover when 17-year-old Tim launched his own counter-offensive and held the thief until the police arrived.
The counter-offensive follows attempted assassination attempts on the country's president and prime minister.
Details of how the business operation works will be explained so that the Action Group can develop an effective counter-offensive.
Not surprisingly, "powerful liberal-left special interest groups," as National Post columnist Lorne Gunter calls them--have launched a counter-offensive in the wake of the cut to reinstate the program (CTV.
To help repulse the enemy's counter-offensive, the U.
And before Norwich had time to mount any counter-offensive, it was 2-0 in the 22nd minuteLauren picked out Henry on the left of the penalty area, and as Marc Edworthy backed off, the Arsenal striker stepped inside the Norwich full-back before dispatching a curling right-foot effort past Green.
PUBS facing a smoking ban are launching a counter-offensive - with beermats.
South Wales Police, Dyfed Powys Police and the Auto Crime Partnership have decided to launch a counter-offensive.
Foreshadowing the Cold War, the communist Chinese and Russians joined the war on the side of the North Koreans, while the United States led the South Korean counter-offensive with aid from 15 United Nations countries.
But Harrison has dropped his customary pre-fight guard to launch a verbal counter-offensive after declaring: "I am going to war.
From his perch at the subcommittee, Anderson quarterbacked a counter-offensive against the computer-documentation and visa-tracking provisions that had passed the previous year.
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has announced 12,000 allied troops, including Britons, would hunt down remaining Al-Qaida fighters in a spring counter-offensive.
Once again, we're dealing with an organized effort to destroy our moral foundations, and this requires an organized resistance and an organized counter-offensive.
A chronology on pages 112-113 refers to the Allied counter-offensive of August 1918 as being spearheaded by the Canadian Corps.