countermove[ moov ]SEE DEFINITION OF countermove
Synonyms for countermove
- an eye for an eye
Antonyms for countermove
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTERMOVE
This assembly to be made up exclusively of antiques was her countermove.
Between them she was always conscious of move and countermove.
His countermove had to be prompt; some one was coming up the nearest steps.
The Throg ship came up in a burst of speed, and Shann waited tensely for some countermove from the scout.
As early as July 1913 the demonstrations in Ulster led to discussion of a countermove among young men in Dublin.
He made a false accusation against the dresser, who, on his part, made a countermove.
Our countermove—the Tibet Expedition—must have been a crushing and unexpected blow to Russia.
Perhaps Simon would give Sophia some hint about the countermove he must be planning.
Edward and Louis, irritated at the success of this countermove, waited patiently and renewed their alliance.
late 13c., from Anglo-French mover, Old French movoir "to move, get moving, set out; set in motion; introduce" (Modern French mouvoir), from Latin movere "move, set in motion; remove; disturb" (past participle motus, frequentative motare), from PIE root *meue- "to push away" (cf. Sanskrit kama-muta "moved by love" and probably mivati "pushes, moves;" Lithuanian mauti "push on;" Greek ameusasthai "to surpass," amyno "push away").
Intransitive sense developed in Old French and came thence to English, though it now is rare in French. Meaning "to affect with emotion" is from c.1300; that of "to prompt or impel toward some action" is from late 14c. Sense of "to change one's place of residence" is from 1707. Meaning "to propose (something) in an assembly, etc.," is first attested mid-15c. Related: Moved; moving.