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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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On the down side, deep counterattack engages the military imagination because it is a maxtech assignment.
They are a team of quality and for me their best quality is counterattack.
Then, in their eagerness to score, they will leave themselves vulnerable to a counterattack and blow the game.
As the Army begins its Transformation, the decision was made to continue modernizing the Counterattack Force-III Corps while sustaining and recapitalizing both the Early-Entry and Containment Forces.
Budget cuts mean a couple lean years ahead for the HEMTT recap program: few production dollars will be available to continue modernization of the counterattack corps until FY06.
About a decade ago, however, Oaks' team discovered that the parasite mounts a counterattack by somehow slowing down this sweeping wave of intestinal motility.
For many Americans, the most prominent memories of Black Tuesday are those of brave men who ran toward danger -- New York policemen and firemen, and the incomparable heroes of United Flight 93, who rushed the cockpit of their hijacked airliner in a desperate counterattack.
If it ever worked--a big if--it would enable the United States to attack another country, like China, without fear of being devastated by a ballistic counterattack.
Starting Out: Alekhine's Defence is an extensive guide for intermediate to advanced chess players to the controversial oppening in which Black attacks from its very first move, seeking to provoke White into a central pawn formation that will fall prey to a deadly counterattack.
Alterman and this book got a lot of attention when the hardcover edition was published, joining Al Franken and others in the liberal counterattack against conservative books alleging liberal bias in the media.
The Matadors, ranked as high as 19th, utilized a quick counterattack to create opportunities, and Rossi struck in the ninth minute.
Jason Puncheon came closest for Barnet when on a rare counterattack he sent a drive wide.
But you have to be careful about the counterattack because they have some very good players - so we have to be clever.
RELATED: Why the West need not fear Libya's Islamic warriors If the rebels are able to hold the territory - they have made gains before, only to retreat under counterattack - it would be a major blow to Qaddafi and his forces.
In the 80th minute, Ahmed Ibrahim, in a counterattack, reached Al Arouba's penalty box and added another goal for Erbil before Muslim Mubarak sealed the game with the fifth goal in injury time.