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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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Cooley counterattacked by tapping into voter discontent by suggesting Garcetti only cared about getting re- elected and not in dealing with serious law enforcement problems.
Seinfeld counterattacked in a letter published Sunday:
While Baca avoided jumping into the fray, his campaign counterattacked.
UCLA counterattacked Tuesday afternoon, with words like ``shock,'' ``surprise'' and ``disappointed'' regarding the timing and nature of the penalties.
The village, Hussein Kot, was reported to have changed hands again toward dusk as the Taliban counterattacked.