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coun·ter·punch

 (koun′tər-pŭnch′)
n.
A countering attack or blow, especially one delivered by a boxer.
intr.v. coun·ter·punched, coun·ter·punch·ing, coun·ter·punch·es
To deliver a counterpunch.

coun′ter·punch′er n.
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counterpunch

(ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ) boxing
vb (intr)
(Boxing) to punch an attacking opponent; return an attack
n
(Boxing) a return punch
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coun•ter•blow

(ˈkaʊn tərˌbloʊ)

n.
a blow given in return or retaliation, as in boxing. Also called counterpunch.
[1625–35]
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counterpunch


Past participle: counterpunched
Gerund: counterpunching

Imperative
counterpunch
counterpunch
Present
I counterpunch
you counterpunch
he/she/it counterpunches
we counterpunch
you counterpunch
they counterpunch
Preterite
I counterpunched
you counterpunched
he/she/it counterpunched
we counterpunched
you counterpunched
they counterpunched
Present Continuous
I am counterpunching
you are counterpunching
he/she/it is counterpunching
we are counterpunching
you are counterpunching
they are counterpunching
Present Perfect
I have counterpunched
you have counterpunched
he/she/it has counterpunched
we have counterpunched
you have counterpunched
they have counterpunched
Past Continuous
I was counterpunching
you were counterpunching
he/she/it was counterpunching
we were counterpunching
you were counterpunching
they were counterpunching
Past Perfect
I had counterpunched
you had counterpunched
he/she/it had counterpunched
we had counterpunched
you had counterpunched
they had counterpunched
Future
I will counterpunch
you will counterpunch
he/she/it will counterpunch
we will counterpunch
you will counterpunch
they will counterpunch
Future Perfect
I will have counterpunched
you will have counterpunched
he/she/it will have counterpunched
we will have counterpunched
you will have counterpunched
they will have counterpunched
Future Continuous
I will be counterpunching
you will be counterpunching
he/she/it will be counterpunching
we will be counterpunching
you will be counterpunching
they will be counterpunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterpunching
you have been counterpunching
he/she/it has been counterpunching
we have been counterpunching
you have been counterpunching
they have been counterpunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterpunching
you will have been counterpunching
he/she/it will have been counterpunching
we will have been counterpunching
you will have been counterpunching
they will have been counterpunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterpunching
you had been counterpunching
he/she/it had been counterpunching
we had been counterpunching
you had been counterpunching
they had been counterpunching
Conditional
I would counterpunch
you would counterpunch
he/she/it would counterpunch
we would counterpunch
you would counterpunch
they would counterpunch
Past Conditional
I would have counterpunched
you would have counterpunched
he/she/it would have counterpunched
we would have counterpunched
you would have counterpunched
they would have counterpunched
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterpunch - a return punch (especially by a boxer)counterpunch - a return punch (especially by a boxer)
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
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Translations

counterpunch

[ˈkaʊntəpʌntʃ] Ncontragolpe m
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