counterwork

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noun

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

counterwork

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verb

coun·​ter·​work

intransitive verb

: to work in opposition

transitive verb

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

counter- + work (noun)

Verb

counter- + work (verb)

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“Counterwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterwork. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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