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Definition 1: an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc. - [noun denoting act]

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(counterattack is a kind of ...) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

(... is a kind of counterattack ) (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge

Definition 2: (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board - [noun denoting act]

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(counterattack is a kind of ...) an offensive move in a sport or game

"they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

(counterattack belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 3: make a counterattack - [verb of competition]

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(counterattack is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

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