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counterattack

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