Meaning of “counterattack” in the English Dictionary

"counterattack" in British English

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counterattacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊn.tər.ə.tæk/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ.ə.tæk/
counterattack
verb [ I or T ] uk /ˌkaʊn.tər.əˈtæk/ us /ˌkaʊn.t̬ɚ.əˈtæk/

The air force counterattacked and repelled the invasion.

(Definition of “counterattack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"counterattack" in American English

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counterattacknoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑʊnt·ər·əˌtæk/

an attack intended to stop or oppose an attack by an enemy or competitor

counterattack
verb [ I ] us /ˈkɑʊn·tər·əˌtæk/

Faced with a lawsuit for negligence, he counterattacked by filing charges against his accusers.

(Definition of “counterattack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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