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counteroffensive

Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attack made in response to a previous offensive, and intended to stop it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force

Etymologies

counter- +‎ offensive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The White House counteroffensive is too little, too late.

    White House launches counteroffensive over Drudge Report link

  • Italy's interior minister, Roberto Maroni, called upon authorities in Greece to cooperate in what he called a counteroffensive to

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The counteroffensive is a special type of offensive that defending forces execute.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 2 Strategic Operations

  • 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".

    Vatican succumbs to attack by Italian Government

  • 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?

    CNN Transcript Nov 14, 2001

  • Q Are you going to mount any kind of counteroffensive, other than having the President criticize it here at the White House?

    Press Briefing By Barry Toiv And David Leavy

  • The statement, read out repeatedly, said the president's forces were planning to launch a "counteroffensive" from the airport on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He was recalling the talk of a "counteroffensive" against the intruder-and it frightened him.

    Children Of The Night

  • Nor is it an effective answer to the grim counteroffensive which is causing so much suffering to millions of people.

    INTENSIFY THE REVOLUTION

  • 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.

    Dealbreaker

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