coup de main
Synonyms and Antonyms of coup de main
the act or action of setting upon with force or violence the Continental Army's attack on the British-Hessian encampment at Trenton, New Jersey, ranks as one of the most brilliant coups de main of the war Synonyms of coup de main aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, attack, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, raid, rush, strikeWords Related to coup de main ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms of coup de main defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter
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