counteroffensive


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coun·ter·of·fen·sive

 (koun′tər-ə-fĕn′sĭv)
n.
A large-scale counterattack by an armed force, intended to stop an enemy offensive.

counteroffensive

(ˈkaʊntərəˌfɛnsɪv)
n
(Military) a series of attacks by a defending force against an attacking enemy

coun•ter•of•fen•sive

(ˌkaʊn tər əˈfɛn sɪv, ˈkaʊn tər əˌfɛn-)

n.
an attack by an army against an attacking enemy force.
[1915–20]

counteroffensive

A large scale offensive undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from the attacking force. See also counterattack.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counteroffensive - a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
Translations

counteroffensive

[ˈkaʊntərəˌfɛnsɪv] ncontroffensiva
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