from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large-scale counterattack by an armed force, intended to stop an enemy offensive.
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- n. An attack made in response to a previous offensive, and intended to stop it.
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- n. a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force
The White House counteroffensive is too little, too late.
Italy's interior minister, Roberto Maroni, called upon authorities in Greece to cooperate in what he called a counteroffensive to
The counteroffensive is a special type of offensive that defending forces execute.
Mr Feltri, who is leading an aggressive "counteroffensive" to "unmask" critics of scandals in Mr Berlusconi's private life, had unearthed a 2004 incident in which Mr Boffo paid a fine for alleged telephone harassment of the wife of an unnamed man whom Il Giornale claimed had been his gay lover, adding that he was a homosexual "known to the police for this kind of activity".
QUESTION: But what evidence is there from a military standpoint that they have the ability to either regroup or launch any kind of counteroffensive, given the pounding that they've taken for the past two months?
Q Are you going to mount any kind of counteroffensive, other than having the President criticize it here at the White House?
The statement, read out repeatedly, said the president's forces were planning to launch a "counteroffensive" from the airport on
He was recalling the talk of a "counteroffensive" against the intruder-and it frightened him.
Nor is it an effective answer to the grim counteroffensive which is causing so much suffering to millions of people.
Brokers who sold auction rate securities to customers have begun a "counteroffensive" in response to investigations by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, according to CNBC.
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