counter-attack

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counter-attack (plural counter-attacks)

  1. An attack made in response to an attack by the opponents
    • 2012 August 23, Alasdair Lamont, “Hearts 0-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      Liverpool should really have taken the lead on 33 minutes. A lightning quick counter-attack was led by Jordan Henderson down the right.

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counter-attack (third-person singular simple present counter-attacks, present participle counter-attacking, simple past and past participle counter-attacked)

  1. To attack in response to an attack by opponents

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