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Courtois rescued Real Madrid once more in the 66th minute, blocking a shot from N’Golo Kanté on a threatening counterattack.

City has done a really good job this year shutting off counterattacks and not giving up anything.

The human body appears to retain a memory of the invader and is poised to generate a coordinated counterattack of antibodies and killer T-cells quickly if exposed again.

Five were recovered in a bloody club fight that morning, and a counterattack might come at any moment.

It means not developing the strongest defense or counterattack.

As the debate turns to Obamacare, I decide to launch a counterattack.

Romney stayed on offense on almost every issue, while the president struggled to ever mount a meaningful counterattack.

The interview also provoked a counterattack from the French newsweekly L'Express.

Quickly, Jackson ordered up two brigades to press a counterattack, moving forward his artillery as the infantry advanced.

A favorable decision can not be expected without counterattack.

The exhaustion of officers and men must not cause the neglect of measures to meet a counterattack.

If the assault is successful, preparations must be made at once to repel a counterattack.

Hostile retaliation is not anticipated, but arrangements will be made to deal summarily with any counterattack.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to counterattack, such as: reprisal, retribution, revenge, counteraction, counterblow, and countermove.

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