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Definition of counter-attack verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

counter-attack

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntər ətæk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntər ətæk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counter-attack
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntər ətæk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntər ətæk//
 
he / she / it counter-attacks
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; NAmE
 
past simple counter-attacked
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; NAmE
 
past participle counter-attacked
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-ing form counter-attacking
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Conflict
 
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[intransitive, transitive] counter-attack (somebody) to make an attack in response to the attack of an enemy or opponent in war, sport or an argument synonym retaliate See related entries: Conflict

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