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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They played on the counter attack, which is okay - it's their tactic."
Valencia in Spain tonight with Sir Alex Ferguson worried about his team's vulnerability to counter attacks.
UNITED need to improve their counter attack in big away games to have any chance of winning the title, according to former skipper Gary Neville .
"I really like what Salah bringing to the other side of the pitch, we can get Salah and Sadio Mane flying on the wings on the counter attack." Gerrard spoke to Liverpool fans YouTube channel.
A counter-attacking lesson Many expected Boro to be the team who looked to play on the counter attack this season.
"We had some big chances, did well on the counter attack, but ultimately gave a poor first goal away.
That meant we had Dan's pace and power on the counter attack. Both he and Luis combined brilliantly and you could see that from their link up.
Bistro owner Nick Tilsley launches "a counter attack", with his mad mum Gail marching up the Street with a placard declaring "Now serving breakfast" as they steal customers from the cafe.
They are a terrific side with loads of pace out wide and like to hit teams on the counter attack.
Flankers Lydiate and Sam Warburton put in some big hits on Australia captain Rocky Elsom, but while Wales bossed the forward battle it was their opponents' counter attack that proved the key factor.
However, Cardiff & Uwic always looked threatening on the counter attack, and from one such rapid raid Danny Newcombe popped up to give them a 1-0 lead.