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counterattacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.tər.ə.tæk/  us   /-t̬ɚ.ə-/
counterattack
verb [I or T] uk   /ˌkaʊn.tər.əˈtæk/  us   /-t̬ɚ.ə-/
The ​airforce counterattacked and ​repelled the ​invasion.
(Definition of counterattack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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counterattacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑʊnt·ər·əˌtæk/
an ​attackintended 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 ​filingcharges against his accusers.
(Definition of counterattack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “counterattack”
in Chinese (Simplified) 反击, 反攻…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反擊, 反攻…
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