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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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In the past Pep Guardiola has done really well at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but one of the few times he's been beaten when he's really built a side is through counterattacking football.
Griffiths passed the 2,000 points mark in league rugby as he struck five penalties and converted Ryan Howells' superb counterattacking try.
"They play with just one guy up front and two wide men and that does lend itself to counterattacking football playing away from home," said Hughes
with sufficient capacity for counterattacking to ensure victory.
The bald and treeless hill offered little cover for assaulting troops, while the city and its suburbs, reduced to rubble, provided excellent cover for massing German counterattacking forces.
The implications of counterattacking have been debated for some time among those charged with writing computer programs and protecting networks.
Environmental specialists at the state's Department of Transportation (DOT) are tired of their trees disappearing - particularly during November and December - so they're counterattacking. Armed with a vile recipe created at Cornell University's plantations division in Ithaca, New York, state landscapers slather roadside trees with a harmless but hideous coating aptly named the "Ugly Mix" (containing, among other things, hydrated lime and food coloring).