countermove countermove  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌmuv/


  • (n) an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.


  1. The attack prompted an audacious and secretIsraeli countermove.
  2. My preferred countermove--training my air vent to blow directly onto your head, often agitating a brief flurry of dandruff--doesn't always work as a deterrent.
  3. Though Murphy gained the attention she sought, Dukakis' quick countermove took the zip out of her dramatics.


  • Poll: 64% don't want NATO troops in Europe

    Should NATO troops, including U.S. troops, be deployed to alliance member states in eastern Europe as a countermove to the Russian military threat against Ukraine?
    on April 23, 2014     Source: Albany Democrat-Herald

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