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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 newly revealed records, which include interviews with Arens and with then-IDF chief-of-staff Dan Shomron, also appear to reveal that, behind Arens' back, Shomron opposed the counterattack when discussing it with prime minister Yitzhak Shamir.
The Busmen relied on quick counterattacks to pick apart a Global side that looked a step slow right from the get-go.
It's going to be difficult because the way you saw Shakhtar play against us is the way United will play - counterattack, counter-attack.
The sources said that ISIL shifted to defence after their attack on pro-government forces' positions in al-Maqaber (cemetery) region and Regiment 137 base was pushed back and they came under a rapid army counterattack.
Police will be looking for impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks throughout B.
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.
We must mobilize all our forces in an all-out counterattack.
Packed with in-game and after-game drama of the Copperheads, an ethnically diverse, varsity girls' soccer team in North Carolina, Counterattack will appeal to sports-loving young adults looking for a high-intensity read.
In the 80th minute, Ahmed Ibrahim, in a counterattack, reached Al Arouba's penalty box and added another goal for Erbil before Muslim Mubarak sealed the game with the fifth goal in injury time.
A counterattack by the 15th Panzer Regiment, with support from the antiaircraft and engineer units, blocked the Russians from penetrating south of Sowchos 79.
Therefore, Macedonians all around the world should react with a strong counterattack and organize joint conferences at which they are to promote Macedonia, the Macedonism and the Macedonian cause, says Ivanovski.
Flying winger Ian Stanley took full advantage of counterattack opportunities running in the first four tries, two in each half.
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.
They defended resolutely and always looked threatening on the counterattack against a Blues side who produced their worst display since the 1-0 home defeat by Norwich in mid-October.