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Synonyms for countermove

an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc

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16-19, that includes three works: the baroque L'Amour au theatre (2009), the jazz-inflected Groove and Countermove (2000) and the serenely quiet Opal Loop (1980).
India sees Balochistan as an area of vulnerability to exploit in attempting to manage Pakistan; and as a countermove to internal pressure which periodically, as now, builds up in the part of the disputed State of Jammu and Kashmir that it administers.
Political Islamists strongly believe that with every move Turkey makes in these three key areas of their interest, the UK always comes up with a countermove that neutralizes Ankara's initiatives or results in its failure.
In the Christian vocabulary mercy is a forgiving response to wrongdoing: it is God's countermove to our sin.
Samsung, in a countermove, accused Apple of infringing on patents related to transmitting digital video and storing digital images.
Will these require a similar countermove by corporate IT toward centralization at some point in the future?
A metronome-move and countermove. You might not have realized it, but you throw a ball that way.
That insight also served as a riposte to Conceptualism's linguistic optimism, a countermove in which Sekula restituted material and social visuality to artistic production and representation; but rather than sell off large-scale photographs as quaint and compensatory pictorial stories, he imbued even photography's precarious status with that of the dispositif, the mechanisms of ideological control, in a mode of critical self-reflection on which was founded his initially unlikely but increasingly deep friendship with the late Michael Asher, whom we lost not even a year before Sekula's departure.
As one key countermove, Gregory argues that the academy now needs to reengage theological knowledge: "Those who bring religious perspectives to bear must be prepared to argue for their claims in intellectually coherent ways and based on knowledge of the assumptions and findings of the academic disciplines with which they engage.
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) announced it will hold demonstrations starting tomorrow in a countermove to the mass anti-Morsi protests planned for 30 June.
However, Dropbox has a nifty countermove: users who take advantage of its new image upload feature get 500MB added for the first photos uploaded, up to 3GB additional (a total of 5GB).
On the issue of the story on the unauthorised movement of troops to Delhi, hinting at a military coup, the General said that the " story was blown out of proportion" and that " there was agenda behind it." In fact, he declared, that " the spook was a countermove to malign me".
"The demands of G5+1 to suspend the (enrichment) activities in Fordo site is illogical," said the Iranian atomic chief, adding that building a nuclear site underground is a countermove to the strike threats by some countries.
The reported refusal of the Japanese civic group's countermove could have been intended to prompt similarly concessional steps in Korea by the authorities here, thereby seeking the removal of the Statue of Peace, which is of an innocent young girl in traditional dress.
KARACHI, April 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): In a countermove to resist the decisions of judiciary, the PPP leadership has formulated a strategy of which the strike in Sindh against the court's verdict over Justice Deedar Hussain Shah and revisiting of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case are major steps in this regard.