Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Counter attacks are those which are made upon an enemy who exposes himself anywhere in the theatre of his offensive operations.

At the end of forty-eight hours of attacks and counter attacks, the position was considered secure.

Obviously there is much scope for invention and contrivance in the dug-out as the reservoir of counter attacks.

So much for the employers' counter attacks on trade unions on the strictly industrial front.

Certainly we have been fairly successful so far in repelling their counter attacks.

All counter attacks made by Russian reserves, which were brought up quickly, were repulsed.

Whenever practicable and necessary, they should be used for counter attacks, preferably against a hostile flank.

For convenience in instruction assaults are divided into simple attacks, counter attacks, attacks on the rifle, and feints.

All their counter attacks, however, failed, although in some places they were repeated six times.