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It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
Jimmy Smits

Meaning of "counterattack" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COUNTERATTACK

counterattack  [ˈkaʊntərəˌtæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COUNTERATTACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Counterattack is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb counterattack in English.

WHAT DOES COUNTERATTACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

counterattack

Counterattack

A counterattack is a tactic employed in response to an attack, with the term originating in "war games". The general objective is to negate or thwart the advantage gained by the enemy during attack, whilst the specific objectives typically seek to regain lost ground or destroy the attacking enemy. A saying, attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte illustrate the tactical importance of the counterattack : “the greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory”. In the same spirit, in his Battle Studies, Ardant du Pic noticed that "he, general or mere captain, who employs every one in the storming of a position can be sure of seeing it retaken by an organized counter-attack of four men and a corporal".

Definition of counterattack in the English dictionary

The definition of counterattack in the dictionary is an attack in response to an attack. Other definition of counterattack is to make a counterattack.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COUNTERATTACK

PRESENT

Present
I counterattack
you counterattack
he/she/it counterattacks
we counterattack
you counterattack
they counterattack
Present continuous
I am counterattacking
you are counterattacking
he/she/it is counterattacking
we are counterattacking
you are counterattacking
they are counterattacking
Present perfect
I have counterattacked
you have counterattacked
he/she/it has counterattacked
we have counterattacked
you have counterattacked
they have counterattacked
Present perfect continuous
I have been counterattacking
you have been counterattacking
he/she/it has been counterattacking
we have been counterattacking
you have been counterattacking
they have been counterattacking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I counterattacked
you counterattacked
he/she/it counterattacked
we counterattacked
you counterattacked
they counterattacked
Past continuous
I was counterattacking
you were counterattacking
he/she/it was counterattacking
we were counterattacking
you were counterattacking
they were counterattacking
Past perfect
I had counterattacked
you had counterattacked
he/she/it had counterattacked
we had counterattacked
you had counterattacked
they had counterattacked
Past perfect continuous
I had been counterattacking
you had been counterattacking
he/she/it had been counterattacking
we had been counterattacking
you had been counterattacking
they had been counterattacking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will counterattack
you will counterattack
he/she/it will counterattack
we will counterattack
you will counterattack
they will counterattack
Future continuous
I will be counterattacking
you will be counterattacking
he/she/it will be counterattacking
we will be counterattacking
you will be counterattacking
they will be counterattacking
Future perfect
I will have counterattacked
you will have counterattacked
he/she/it will have counterattacked
we will have counterattacked
you will have counterattacked
they will have counterattacked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been counterattacking
you will have been counterattacking
he/she/it will have been counterattacking
we will have been counterattacking
you will have been counterattacking
they will have been counterattacking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would counterattack
you would counterattack
he/she/it would counterattack
we would counterattack
you would counterattack
they would counterattack
Conditional continuous
I would be counterattacking
you would be counterattacking
he/she/it would be counterattacking
we would be counterattacking
you would be counterattacking
they would be counterattacking
Conditional perfect
I would have counterattack
you would have counterattack
he/she/it would have counterattack
we would have counterattack
you would have counterattack
they would have counterattack
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been counterattacking
you would have been counterattacking
he/she/it would have been counterattacking
we would have been counterattacking
you would have been counterattacking
they would have been counterattacking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you counterattack
we let´s counterattack
you counterattack
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to counterattack
Past participle
counterattacked
Present Participle
counterattacking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COUNTERATTACK


attack
əˈtæk
Blu-tack
ˈbluːtæk
Cuttack
kʌˈtæk
hackmatack
ˈhækməˌtæk
hardtack
ˈhɑːdˌtæk
haystack
ˈheɪˌstæk
isotach
ˈaɪsəʊˌtæk
nunatak
ˈnʌnəˌtæk
restack
ˌriːˈstæk
smokestack
ˈsməʊkˌstæk
stack
stæk
tach
tæk
tack
tæk
thumbtack
ˈθʌmˌtæk
ticktack
ˈtɪkˌtæk
tie-tack
ˈtaɪˌtæk
tietac
ˈtaɪˌtæk
tintack
ˈtɪnˌtæk
unstack
ʌnˈstæk
untack
ʌnˈtæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COUNTERATTACK

counter-stroke
counter-terrorist
counter-turn
counteract
counteraction
counteractive
counteractively
counteragent
counterargue
counterassault
counterattacker
counterattraction
counterbalance
counterbase
counterbid
counterbidder
counterblast
counterblockade
counterblow
counterbluff

WORDS THAT END LIKE COUNTERATTACK

airborne attack
angle of attack
anxiety attack
arson attack
banzai attack
bilious attack
chimney stack
dictionary attack
ground attack
heart attack
impingement attack
line of attack
on the wrong tack
panic attack
postattack
rocket attack
suicide attack
the attack
tie tack
torpedo attack

Synonyms and antonyms of counterattack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «counterattack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COUNTERATTACK

Find out the translation of counterattack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of counterattack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «counterattack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

反击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contraatacar
570 millions of speakers

English

counterattack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पलटवार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهجوم المضاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

контратака
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contra-atacar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতি আক্রমণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contre-attaquer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

serangan balas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einen Gegenangriff starten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

逆襲する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

역습하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Counterattack
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pha phản công
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிர் தாக்குதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पालटवार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karşı atak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contrattaccare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kontrataku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

контратака
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contraatac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντεπίθεση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teenaanval
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kontring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of counterattack

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTERATTACK»

The term «counterattack» is regularly used and occupies the 62.241 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTERATTACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «counterattack» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «counterattack» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about counterattack

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QUOTES WITH «COUNTERATTACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word counterattack.
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Jimmy Smits
It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COUNTERATTACK»

Discover the use of counterattack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to counterattack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Counterattack
No one captures the drama of war as brilliantly as bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin. The Corps is his multi-volume portrait of the Marine Corps, the brave men and women who fought, loved and died in the sweeping turmoil of WW II.
W.E.B. Griffin, 1990
2
Counterattack
In the first of two adventures set in 2040, fourteen-year-old, wheelchair-bound, virtual reality specialist, Tyce Sanders, finds himself in grave danger on his first trip to Earth, and in the second, Tyce must use all his skills to find a ...
Sigmund Brouwer, 2012
3
Dinosaur Wars: Counterattack
When dinosaurs return from outer space, humans become the endangered species. Star Wars meets Jurassic Park in a science fiction thriller that recalls of H.G. Wells' classic, The War of the Worlds.
Thomas P. Hopp, 2001
4
The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack
"When popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia overthrew the public faces of the imperial-backed regimes in the region, it inspired supporters of popular democracy worldwide.
James F. Petras, 2012
5
Counterattack: Stalingrad, Midway, El Alanein and the ...
Stalingrad, Midway, El Alanein and the Turning of the Tide Adam Rothberg. converging transport blocked all roads — Vast supplies of provisions and clothing had to become huge fireworks, not to fall into enemy hands. Installations erected at ...
Adam Rothberg, 2009
6
Counterattack on the Naktong, 1950
En serie af amerikanske modangreb under Koreakrigen benyttes til at belyse sammenhængen mellem aktuel krig og doktrin.
William Glenn Robertson, 1985
7
Walter Shocker Counterattack: Finding Humor in Weapons of ...
But this got Walt thinking: Who was behind this attack? Could this be the story that will change his life? Are barbeque flavored chips better than plain ones?
Maikya Shitalotte, 2005
8
Code Geass Suzaku of the Counterattack 1
In a world where Britannia has conquered Japan and treats the Japanese as second-class citizens, Suzaku Kururugi, the son of the last prime minister of Japan, continues to fight on behalf of his country and justice.
Gorō Taniguchi, Ichirou Ohkouchi, 2008
9
Suzaku of the Counterattack
In a world where Britannia has conquered Japan and treats the Japanese as second-class citizens, Suzaku Kururugi, the son of the last prime minister of Japan, continues to fight on behalf of his country and justice.
Atsuro Yomino, Goro Taniguichi, Ichiro Okouchi, 2009
10
The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge
Nonetheless a few momentous, nerve-shaking days had to elapse before the first gun of the counterattack could be fired. To gain time and save troops the Supreme Commander was willing to let the Allied forces fall back as far as necessary— ...
Hugh M. Cole, 1965

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COUNTERATTACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term counterattack is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Islamic State re-takes strategic Syrian town north of Raqqa, Kurds …
YPG forces have also begun a counterattack into the western side of Ain Issa, according to SOHR. U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday ... «Big News Network.com, Jul 15»
2
Panama 1-1 Haiti: Former finalist stunned late
A Haiti counterattack in the 25th minute posed some danger for Panama, so much so that Adolfo Machado saw yellow for bringing down Wilde ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
3
US and UK officialls receive cyber war training from the FBI And NSA
At the end of the three-week session, teams were expected to counterattack the “enemy” using what was termed defensive cyber “response ... «ITProPortal, Jul 15»
4
Police target drunk drivers in summer enforcement campaign
Attorney General Suzanne Anton pointed out that CounterAttack is just a reminder not only for drivers to take responsibility, but that police are ... «Sooke News Mirror, Jul 15»
5
Marty Waters brace puts Rovers through in Europa League
Rovers sealed their passage with the goal of the game from an incisive counterattack 12 minutes into the second half. The impressive Madden ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
6
More Wynn Casino Legal Fighting
Months after the Boston lawsuit was first filed, Wynn attorneys late Monday launched a toughly worded counterattack against the city, ... «NECN, Jul 15»
7
More Pinoy teams make it to 'Heroes of the Storm' National Finals
“Then we just adjust and pull off a counterattack.” “Most of the time it's situational,” agreed team captain John Joseph Patrick Cruz, whose ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
8
There are still huge problems with the US strategy for fighting ISIS
See #PT: what NYT story actually says: “The president offered no timetable for an Iraqi counterattack to reclaim Ramadi.” — Richard Spencer ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
9
Opinion: Another tactic for drunk drivers
ICBC recently released the top excuses given by drivers caught in CounterAttack roadchecks and they read like a primer in idiocy:. «Kootenay News Advertiser, Jul 15»
10
Football: Second-half charge gives game to Roslyn
With the students throwing everyone forward, Wilkie found himself in acres of space on the counterattack. After taking a long ball, he calmly shot ... «Otago Daily Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Counterattack [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/counterattack>. Jul 2020 ».
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