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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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With one of their own facing a crucial moment Thursday, Democrats counterattacked Tuesday with a probe of the Schwarzenegger administration's use of federal anti-terrorism funds as part of new tactics in an intensifying partisan war, analysts said.
Where Dynamo were very clever was they defended very well and counterattacked, which is what you see very many times in the Champions League.
CRA activists and groups like the National Community Reinvestment Network (also run by Stith) and ACORN read danger in the amendments and counterattacked.