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counterattack

coun·ter·at·tack

counterattack

parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kaUn tr taek
definition: an attack made in return for another attack.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
pronunciation: kaUn tr taek
inflections: counterattacked, counterattacking, counterattacks
definition: to make a counterattack.
Word Parts
The word counterattack contains the following part:
counter-, contra- Latin prefix that means against, in the opposite direction