countercharge

[n. koun-ter-chahrj; v. koun-ter-chahrj, koun-ter-chahrj]
noun
1.
a charge by an accused person against the accuser.
2.
Military. a retaliatory charge.
verb (used with object), countercharged, countercharging.
3.
to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
4.
Military. to charge in retaliation.

Origin:
1605–15; counter- + charge

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countercharge (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ)
 
n
1.  a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
2.  military a retaliatory charge
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make a countercharge against

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Charge followed by countercharge moved the fitfully swaying line first toward the river and then toward the church.
Fighting was often at close quarters, and the tide turned with each charge and countercharge.
We've already seen how so much of this charge and countercharge does not withstand the scrutiny of much attention at all.
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