counteroffensive

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noun coun·ter·of·fen·sive \ˈkau̇n-tər-ə-ˌfen(t)-siv\

Definition of counteroffensive

  1. :  a large-scale military offensive undertaken by a force previously on the defensive

Examples of counteroffensive in a sentence

  1. They mounted a counteroffensive against the enemy.

  2. the army launched a counteroffensive at dawn

1909

First Known Use of counteroffensive

1909


COUNTEROFFENSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

counteroffensive

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noun coun·ter·of·fen·sive \ˈkau̇n-tər-ə-ˌfen(t)-siv\

Definition of counteroffensive for English Language Learners

  • : an attack made in order to defend against an enemy or opponent


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