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over the counter

Definition of over the counter

  1. :  without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor <The drug is available over the counter.>



Word by Word Definitions

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

counterplay
  1. :  a piece (as of metal or plastic) used in reckoning or in games

    :  something of value in bargaining :  asset

    :  a level surface (as a table, shelf or display case) over which transactions are conducted or food is served or on which goods are displayed or work is conducted

  1. :  one that counts

    :  a device for indicating a number or amount

  1. :  to act in opposition to :  oppose

    :  offset, nullify

    :  to assert in answer

  1. :  in an opposite or wrong direction

    :  to or toward a different or opposite direction, result, or effect

  1. :  contrary, opposite

    :  the after portion of a boat from the waterline to the extreme outward swell or stern overhang

    :  the act of making an attack while parrying one (as in boxing)

  1. :  marked by or tending toward or in an opposite direction or effect

    :  given to or marked by opposition, hostility, or antipathy

    :  situated or lying opposite


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