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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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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
It didn't matter if some counterattacks were misplaced, so long as counterattacking generally contributed to survival.
By quickly counterattacking, the regiment acted as a fixing force that helped in "establishing the conditions necessary for decisive operations.
Yes, they have pace when they break but they aren't a great counterattacking side.
Instead of using the time-slowing concept as a way to elude enemies, ``Genji'' uses it as the ultimate counterattacking tool.