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English definition of “counterattack”


noun [C]  /ˈkɑʊnt·ər·əˌtæk/ us  
an attack intended to stop or oppose an attack by an enemy or competitor
verb [I]  /ˈkɑʊn·tər·əˌtæk/ us  
Faced with a lawsuit for negligence, he counterattacked by filing charges against his accusers.
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