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A move made in opposition or retaliation to another.
intr.v. (koun′tər-mo͞ov′) coun·ter·moved, coun·ter·mov·ing, coun·ter·moves
To make a move in retaliation or opposition.
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an opposing move
to make or do (something) as an opposing move
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coun•ter•move(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌmuv; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈmuv)
n., v. -moved, -mov•ing. n.
1. a move made in opposition to another move.v.i., v.t.
2. to move in opposition.
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An operation undertaken in reaction to or in anticipation of a move by the enemy. See also counterattack.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: countermoved
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|Noun||1.||countermove - an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.|
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
riposte - (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
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