counterblow


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coun·ter·blow

 (koun′tər-blō′)
n.
A blow delivered in return.

counterblow

(ˈkaʊntəˌbləʊ)
n
a retaliatory blow

coun•ter•blow

(ˈkaʊn tərˌbloʊ)

n.
a blow given in return or retaliation, as in boxing. Also called counterpunch.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterblow - a return blow; a retaliatory blow
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"

counterblow

noun
The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
Translations

counterblow

[ˈkaʊntəbləʊ] Ncontragolpe m
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