counter-attack

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counter-attack

[ˈkaʊntərəˌtæk]
A. Ncontraataque m
B. VT & VIcontraatacar

counter-attack

(ˈkauntərətӕk) noun
an attack in reply to an attack. The enemy made a counter-attack.
verb
to make such an attack (on). Our troops counter-attacked.
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They added that the army men further carried out rapid counter-attacks and managed to recapture lost positons.
We are a team who put many players in front of the ball when we attack so we are sometimes vulnerable on the counter-attacks.
We had a different idea -- we wanted to defend deeper, more compact and using the space which we had for the counter-attacks.
They have improved a lot, like I said before, in the transitions and counter-attacks.
Whitley Bay came out pushing after the break but another two quick counter-attacks put Sheffield 4-1 up.
The militants have dug in between the civilians, often launching deadly counter-attacks to repel forces closing in on the Old City's Grand Al Nuri Mosque, from where IS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi declared a caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria.
Today, counter-attacks have players flooding forward in fives or sixes and really positive, quick, passing.
The small force then held the bridges in the face of ferocious counter-attacks, making sure the British invaders could break out from Sword beach and denying German armoured divisions the chance to mount a counter-attack.
We also must be aware of their counter-attacks and ensure we are in a good position to deal with them.
Mazembi relied on counter-attacks, which formed a danger to the goal of Merrikh, but in the 40th minute, Kofi scored for Merrikh, ending the first half of the match 1-0 .
A DEJECTED Kenny Jackett blasted his players as "naive" as Wolves were caught by counter-attacks as they chased the game.
Back came answers a squirming politician would be proud of, a stream of defiant football speak about counter-attacks, his team playing well, scoring two goals and being pleased with the reaction of his players.