counterpunch counterpunch  /ˈkaʊn tər ˌpəntʃ/


  • (n) a return punch (especially by a boxer)



  1. That would create the opportunity for Obama to launch a counterpunch, just as the Republicans exhaust themselves.
  2. It seems to me that this gleeful counterpunch thrown by Barack Obama shows exactly the sort of facility that Al Gore and John Kerry lacked as candidates.
  3. Quick as a counterpunch, his textile workers, clothing workers, hosiery workers, Sidney Hillman of his executive board, defied him, plumped for a Third Term.


  • Baseball: North and South split two on day one of Oregon All-Star Series

    South shortstop Cooper Stiles turns a double play with North's Gerhett Moser sliding in during the South's 7-2 victory in game one of the Oregon All-Star Series at Goss Stadium in Corvallis on Saturday. - (Miles Vance/Beaverton Leader)CORVALLIS – So far, it’s been punch and counterpunch at the Oregon...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Oregonian


  1. "I try not to attack first, but I have to defend myself - I do have to counterpunch," Clinton told NBC's "Today Show."
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Forbes

  2. After the meeting, former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft described Ahmadinejad to The New York Times as "a master of counterpunch, deception, circumlocution."
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Brent Scowcroft Source: Moment Magazine

  3. "The Cuban will be more difficult to beat than Picardi," Somjit said. "The thing that I will worry about the most is his counterpunch. I will have to adjust my style by not moving too fast."
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Somjit Jongjohor Source: International Herald Tribune

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