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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It'll be open and we can use our counterattacking football to try and hurt this City defence and ask them the questions they haven't been asked for a lot of the season.
It's a very exciting back three for them, and we know how dangerous they are, so Alex Goode, his counterattacking ability will probably lead the line for them.
By quickly counterattacking, the regiment acted as a fixing force that helped in "establishing the conditions necessary for decisive operations.
It didn't matter if some counterattacks were misplaced, so long as counterattacking generally contributed to survival.
They play with just one guy up front and two wide men and that does lend itself to counterattacking football playing away from home," said Hughes