countermove countermove  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌmuv/

Definition(s):

  • (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.

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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