Meaning of COUNTER-ATTACK in English

COUNTER-ATTACK

also counterattack

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

If you ~, you attack someone who has attacked you.

The security forces ~ed the following day and quelled the unrest...

= retaliate

VERB: V

Counter-attack is also a noun.

The army began its ~ this morning.

N-COUNT

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