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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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According to the Japan Times, the Japanese government plans to set up a 'cyberdefense task force' within the Self-Defense Forces next March and the defense ministry along with other government agencies have begun compiling concrete measures to wage a counterattack.
Thomas Mueller finished two quick German counterattacks within four minutes in the second half to sink England's hopes of beating Germany at the World Cup for the first time since the 1966 final.
Human beings who are traumatized by attack become highly motivated to counterattack.
A counterattack orchestrated by right back Abdullah Shuhail saw the ball crossed to Faisal Sultan, who met the ball on the rise and deflected it by chesting down the pass into the net.
Fifth-seeded UCLA (11-6-3), which had posted shutouts in its first eight home games, was victimized by SMU counterattacks.
In the century-long tradition of sustained and often brilliant counterattacks against the rise and dominance of global "technopoly," (8) this book should find a prominent place amongst the works of such conscientious writers as Theodore Roszak, Jerry Mander, Ivan Illich, Vandana Shiva, Claude Alvares, Martin Khor, Ashis Nandy, Pietro Croce, Majid Rahnema Neil Postman and last but probably foremost, Paul Feyerabend.
We dominated, playing some superb football and our counterattacks had the Saints stretched.
Barbour's conclusion works well to pull his different discussions together, for he demonstrates that the self-assessments of English Protestants prompted counterattacks from New England separatists and European papists.
Characters are basically names attached to guns and nearly the entire book consists of attacks and counterattacks.
This includes Jewish counterattacks on the media such as the Toronto Star for presumably being biased against Israel.
While the drops went off without a hitch, enemy counterattacks necessitated a call to VMO-6, which responded by evacuating 13 wounded.
Companies that launch counterattacks could find themselves on the wrong side of the law, says Bruce Middleton, a senior security specialist for Hughes Network Systems.
Among contemporary launchers of counterattacks against the foes of liberalism, few have been as sharp and incisive as Stephen Holmes.
In a chapter on politics and elections, he suggests process questions that reporters should try to answer instead of repetitively tracking the horse race: "How much did noisy TV advertising attacks and counterattacks contribute to the public's apathy and failure to vote?
SpyHunter on the Mac and PC challenges players to make split-second decisions as they engage in offensive attacks and defensive counterattacks, while behind the wheel of the slick new G-6155 Interceptor loaded with incredible high-tech weaponry.