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counterplot

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noun coun·ter·plot \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌplät \

Definition of counterplot

:a plot designed to thwart an opponent's plot

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First Known Use of counterplot

circa 1611


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counterplot

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Definition of counterplot

transitive verb
:to intrigue against :foil with a plot

First Known Use of counterplot

1662


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