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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The exercise was meant to simulate a counterattack to an assault by PLA troops aiming to capture the area around Chaozhou Township and Pingtung City.
BEIRUT: Militants launched a counterattack against regime forces Tuesday on the edges of their bastion in northwestern Syria, leaving 23 fighters dead on both sides, an activist group said.
Rafa Benitez's side enjoyed a succession of sweeping counterattacks, though the final ball often let the Magpies down.
Since the offense is inherently weaker than the defense and loses strength as it proceeds into enemy territory, it is vulnerable to counterattack and generally loses the elasticity necessary to formulate its own counter-response.
"We didn't defend the counterattack well but this counterattack shouldn't exist," added the Fulham boss.
An American cyberattack would beget an Iranian counterattack. An Iranian administration adept at handling economic sanctions in the light of American sanctions could be a hard nut to crack for Washington.
Israel's defense minister during the 1991 Gulf War, Moshe Arens, approved a counterattack on Iraq after it had fired Scud missiles at Israel.
Ruthless on the counterattack, the Busmen demolished rival Global Cebu, 4-1, last Saturday night to wrest the first Philippines Football League crown in front of a lively crowd at Panaad Stadium here.
Download 2 Iraqi journalists killed as Daesh launches Mosul counterattack NNA - Two Iraqi journalists working for Hona Salaheddin television in a village south of Mosul were killed by Daesh (ISIS), the channel said Friday, as reports emerged of a fresh Daesh counterattack in Mosul.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops fended off another attack of the ISIL South of Deir Ezzur city and launched a rapid counterattack, killing 30 terrorists and wounding tens of others, military sources said on Friday.
The second counterattack consists in correcting color distortions using the estimated color transfer function.
On the first counterattack, two of the guys that were with us got wounded; and on the second counterattack, the other fellow that was with me, he got killed.
A current fierce counterattack is proceeding with the support of American warplanes as the Afghan government is forced to react with as much power as it can muster.
ALEX Goode will spearhead England's counterattack threat and ease the loss of Mike Brown for the pivotal RBS Six Nations showdown with Ireland, according to Simon Zebo.
government, police and ICBC kicked off this summer's CounterAttack campaign with a roadcheck to warn drivers that police are out looking for impaired drivers across the province.