countermove


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coun·ter·move

 (koun′tər-mo͞ov′)
n.
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.

coun′ter·move′ment n.
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countermove

(ˈkaʊntəˌmuːv)
n
an opposing move
vb
to make or do (something) as an opposing move
ˈcounterˌmovement n
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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.
[1855–60]
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countermove

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.

countermove


Past participle: countermoved
Gerund: countermoving

Imperative
countermove
countermove
Present
I countermove
you countermove
he/she/it countermoves
we countermove
you countermove
they countermove
Preterite
I countermoved
you countermoved
he/she/it countermoved
we countermoved
you countermoved
they countermoved
Present Continuous
I am countermoving
you are countermoving
he/she/it is countermoving
we are countermoving
you are countermoving
they are countermoving
Present Perfect
I have countermoved
you have countermoved
he/she/it has countermoved
we have countermoved
you have countermoved
they have countermoved
Past Continuous
I was countermoving
you were countermoving
he/she/it was countermoving
we were countermoving
you were countermoving
they were countermoving
Past Perfect
I had countermoved
you had countermoved
he/she/it had countermoved
we had countermoved
you had countermoved
they had countermoved
Future
I will countermove
you will countermove
he/she/it will countermove
we will countermove
you will countermove
they will countermove
Future Perfect
I will have countermoved
you will have countermoved
he/she/it will have countermoved
we will have countermoved
you will have countermoved
they will have countermoved
Future Continuous
I will be countermoving
you will be countermoving
he/she/it will be countermoving
we will be countermoving
you will be countermoving
they will be countermoving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been countermoving
you have been countermoving
he/she/it has been countermoving
we have been countermoving
you have been countermoving
they have been countermoving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been countermoving
you will have been countermoving
he/she/it will have been countermoving
we will have been countermoving
you will have been countermoving
they will have been countermoving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been countermoving
you had been countermoving
he/she/it had been countermoving
we had been countermoving
you had been countermoving
they had been countermoving
Conditional
I would countermove
you would countermove
he/she/it would countermove
we would countermove
you would countermove
they would countermove
Past Conditional
I would have countermoved
you would have countermoved
he/she/it would have countermoved
we would have countermoved
you would have countermoved
they would have countermoved
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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