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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
To oppose or subvert one plot with another.
To plot against; thwart with a counterplot.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. -plot•ted, -plot•ting. n.
1. a plot intended to foil another plot.v.t.
2. to plot against.
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Past participle: counterplotted
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|Noun||1.||counterplot - a plot intended to subvert another plot|
|Verb||1.||counterplot - make a plot in response to another plot|
plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
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