counterblow counterblow


  • (n) a return blow; a retaliatory blow


  1. They were defeated within two days by a better-armed, better-led enemy, who withstood their attack and delivered a crushing counterblow.
  2. At any number of points, Khrushchev can, of course, try to reverse his initial retreat by a counterblow, but any possible move will be harder for him than before the Cuban adventure.
  3. Reagan puts the ball in the Soviet courtand Gromyko bangs it back The first salvo from Washington prompted an unprecedented counterblow from Moscow, which in turn.
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