counterwork

noun
coun·​ter·​work

Definition of counterwork

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any work done counter to another work
2 counterworks plural : fortifications constructed to counteract the effect of fortifications of the enemy

counterwork

verb
coun·​ter·​work

Definition of counterwork (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to work in opposition

transitive verb

: to work against : have a contrary effect on : counteract counterworking his rival's designs

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History and Etymology for counterwork

Noun

counter- + work (noun)

Verb

counter- + work (verb)

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