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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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Sometimes to have the possession is not the same as to have the control of the game and Newcastle defended well, and they play on the counter-attack very well, creating good chances.
Bay again dominated possession in the second period but this time Chester's counter-attack cut them apart time after time.
Coach Major David Bright says the Zebras will defend strongly and counter-attack when they clash with Angola in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on Sunday.
SHIKARPUR -- Three more people were killed and several others, including children, were wounded on Sunday as Mehran Bijarani village in the riverine area of Khanpur was attacked with rockets and guns by a group of tribesmen and the villagers retaliated with a counter-attack.
A sum of 20 terrorists, including field commanders, were killed and their military hardware were destroyed in the failed attacks in the army's counter-attacks.
And I want to repeat once again that we have to be very careful about the counter-attacks and transitions.
We also must be aware of their counter-attacks and ensure we are in a good position to deal with them.
Mazembi relied on counter-attacks, which formed a danger to the goal of Merrikh, but in the 40th minute, Kofi scored for Merrikh, ending the first half of the match 1-0 .
A DEJECTED Kenny Jackett blasted his players as "naive" as Wolves were caught by counter-attacks as they chased the game.
Back came answers a squirming politician would be proud of, a stream of defiant football speak about counter-attacks, his team playing well, scoring two goals and being pleased with the reaction of his players.
Italy were great at taking away the spaces for their counter-attacks," The Sun quoted Ancelotti, as saying.
"We conceded two, three counter-attacks in the last 10 minutes which were really dangerous.
Behind the scenes the situation is nothing less than political chaos, as ministers engage in attacks and counter-attacks in this uncertain period after the exit of prime minister and PASOK party chief George Papandreou.
But a spokesman from the Libyan government said claims of counter-attacks were false
"They won a lot of tackles in midfield so we conceded a lot of counter-attacks. We were not able to use speed in our play because there was no space.