Definition of counterattack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

counterattack

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NAmE//ˈkaʊntərəˌtæk//
 
[intransitive, transitive]counterattack (somebody)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counterattack he / she / it counterattacks past simple counterattacked -ing form counterattacking
 
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to make an attack in response to the attack of an enemy or opponent in war, sports, or an argument synonym retaliate

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