counterattack

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  • Info A counterattack is a tactic employed in response to an attack, with the term originating in "war games". more...
  • He then carried out three separate counterattacks, driving the enemy back each time.
  • However, heavy German counterattacks began later in the day and into the next.
  • This could allow other German forces to re-group and mount a counterattack.
  • He was last seen alive fighting hand-to-hand while leading another desperate counterattack.
  • German forces slowly advanced, although they were still facing significant resistance and counterattacks.
  • Minor counterattacks are sometimes necessary in order to drive the enemy from important positions gained by him. Cited from Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911, by War Department
  • It held such importance that the Japanese organized a counterattack the following night.
  • Two American companies took the village but they were later destroyed in a German counterattack.
  • Refusing to leave his men, he remained on the front line leading further counterattacks.
  • They then counterattacked, supported by heavy artillery fire from across the river.
  • Gay ordered his division to counterattack the enemy gathering to force them across the river.
  • The next day it had difficulty in holding the hill against counterattacks.
  • Over the course of the following three days the brigade turned back a number of Japanese counterattacks.
  • His plan was to remain in defense and launch a counterattack at the right time.
  • Norris directly counterattacked after having set fire to a few houses in the village.
  • However, he lost them again after being counterattacked by a Wei force ten times larger.
  • In hit-hit, one player will damage the other, only to be damaged themselves in a counterattack.
  • The team mount a counterattack but one by one, most fall.
  • However the men left defending the village had to fight off several small German counterattacks throughout the day.
  • During the night, the German troops attempted several counterattacks, using their last reserves.
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Words starting with counterattack

Synonyms of counterattack

Meaning of counterattack

  • noun 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 (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
  • verb Make a counterattack