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counterattacknoun [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.
counterattack
verb [I or T] uk   /ˌkaʊn.tər.əˈtæk/  us   /-t̬ɚ.ə-/
The air force counterattacked and repelled the invasion.
Translations of “counterattack”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反擊, 反攻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反击, 反攻…
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