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countercharge

[n. koun-ter-chahrj; v. koun-ter-chahrj, koun-ter-chahrj] /n. ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɑrdʒ; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɑrdʒ, ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɑrdʒ/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; counter- + charge
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Examples for countercharge
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for countercharge

countercharge

/ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
2.
(military) a retaliatory charge
verb
3.
(transitive) to make a countercharge against
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