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counterattack

noun [C] uk   /ˈkaʊn.tər.ə.tæk/ us    /-t̬ɚ.ə-/
an attack intended to stop or oppose an attack by an enemy or competitor: The Republicans have launched a strong counterattack against the Democrats' manifesto.Responding to an attackAnswering and responding
counterattack
verb [I or T] uk   /ˌkaʊn.tər.əˈtæk/ us    /-t̬ɚ.ə-/
The air force counterattacked and repelled the invasion.Responding to an attackAnswering and responding
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