from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An attack made in response to an attack by the opponents
- v. To attack in response to an attack by opponents
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Defense by aggressive measures; the attempt to ward off an opponent's attack by engaging him at another point: used especially in chess.
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But troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh have launched a counter-attack to try to regain control of the city.
That is why the senate and house (Dems and Rep) rubber stamped the war in Iraq, instead of questioning the information; we just got attacked and if they voted against a counter-attack they would lose votes.
With every intimidation tactic, Chicago added more intensity to their counter-attack.
Iraqi counter-attack in Operation Desert Storm he exposed himself to enemy fire while helping to cover and anti-tank team that was trying to destroy an Iraqi tank.
We watched their warriors batter at the gates, while men-at-arms tipped boiling water, crossbow bolts flew, and the Stewart knights prepared their counter-attack.
The Greek Goliath gathers the most powerful super-team ever assembled to counter-attack the Skrull gods!
Sudan People's Liberation Army spokesman Philip Aguer Monday said rebels attacked a group of soldiers in Upper Nile state Sunday, prompting an SPLA counter-attack.
Mr. Guarino also has mounted a counter-attack, urging anyone who fills an office candy dish to also fill a second bowl with sugar-free candy and gum.
In her counter-attack, Palin took a swing at the senator's face: ...
I guess we should just expect the odd counter-attack - it's easy to forget we're at war when the government wants us to forget we're at war.
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