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coun·ter·plot

 (koun′tər-plŏt′)
n.
1. A plot or scheme intended to subvert another plot.
2. See subplot.
v. coun·ter·plot·ted, coun·ter·plot·ting, coun·ter·plots
v.intr.
To oppose or subvert one plot with another.
v.tr.
To plot against; thwart with a counterplot.

counterplot

(ˈkaʊntəˌplɒt)
n
a plot designed to frustrate another plot
vb, -plots, -plotting or -plotted
1. (tr) to oppose with a counterplot
2. (intr) to devise or carry out a counterplot

coun•ter•plot

(ˈkaʊn tərˌplɒt)

n., v. -plot•ted, -plot•ting. n.
1. a plot intended to foil another plot.
v.t.
2. to plot against.
[1590–1600]

counterplot


Past participle: counterplotted
Gerund: counterplotting

Imperative
counterplot
counterplot
Present
I counterplot
you counterplot
he/she/it counterplots
we counterplot
you counterplot
they counterplot
Preterite
I counterplotted
you counterplotted
he/she/it counterplotted
we counterplotted
you counterplotted
they counterplotted
Present Continuous
I am counterplotting
you are counterplotting
he/she/it is counterplotting
we are counterplotting
you are counterplotting
they are counterplotting
Present Perfect
I have counterplotted
you have counterplotted
he/she/it has counterplotted
we have counterplotted
you have counterplotted
they have counterplotted
Past Continuous
I was counterplotting
you were counterplotting
he/she/it was counterplotting
we were counterplotting
you were counterplotting
they were counterplotting
Past Perfect
I had counterplotted
you had counterplotted
he/she/it had counterplotted
we had counterplotted
you had counterplotted
they had counterplotted
Future
I will counterplot
you will counterplot
he/she/it will counterplot
we will counterplot
you will counterplot
they will counterplot
Future Perfect
I will have counterplotted
you will have counterplotted
he/she/it will have counterplotted
we will have counterplotted
you will have counterplotted
they will have counterplotted
Future Continuous
I will be counterplotting
you will be counterplotting
he/she/it will be counterplotting
we will be counterplotting
you will be counterplotting
they will be counterplotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterplotting
you have been counterplotting
he/she/it has been counterplotting
we have been counterplotting
you have been counterplotting
they have been counterplotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterplotting
you will have been counterplotting
he/she/it will have been counterplotting
we will have been counterplotting
you will have been counterplotting
they will have been counterplotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterplotting
you had been counterplotting
he/she/it had been counterplotting
we had been counterplotting
you had been counterplotting
they had been counterplotting
Conditional
I would counterplot
you would counterplot
he/she/it would counterplot
we would counterplot
you would counterplot
they would counterplot
Past Conditional
I would have counterplotted
you would have counterplotted
he/she/it would have counterplotted
we would have counterplotted
you would have counterplotted
they would have counterplotted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterplot - a plot intended to subvert another plot
plot, secret plan, game - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
Verb1.counterplot - make a plot in response to another plot
plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
References in classic literature ?
It may, perhaps, be a question, whether the art which he used to conceal his passion, or the means which honest nature employed to reveal it, betrayed him most: for while art made him more than ever reserved to Sophia, and forbad him to address any of his discourse to her, nay, to avoid meeting her eyes, with the utmost caution; nature was no less busy in counterplotting him.
At the same time, moreover, he calls attention to the vigorous, even violent, male counterplotting triggered by a wife's efforts to monitor her husband's extramarital mating activities.
Or think of the "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" episode from the fifth season of Friends, in which Phoebe and Rachel plot to play a practical joke on Chandler and Monika, but then the plotting and counterplotting get slightly of out hand.