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Meaning & Definition of Counterattack in English

English

Counterattack

/kaʊntərətæk/

noun

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.

    synonym:
  • counterattack
  • ,
  • countermove

2. (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

    synonym:
  • counterattack
  • ,
  • counterplay

verb

1. Make a counterattack

    synonym:
  • counterattack
  • ,
  • counterstrike

Examples of using

We must counterattack.