counteroffensive

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counteroffensive

[koun-ter-uh-fen-siv, koun-ter-uh-fen-]
noun Military.
an attack by an army against an attacking enemy force.

Origin:
1915–20; counter- + offensive

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counteroffensive (ˈkaʊntərəˌfɛnsɪv)
 
n
a series of attacks by a defending force against an attacking enemy

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The preparation of the counteroffensive lasted around five days.
As heavier ground elements arrived, emphasis would shift from halting the invasion to preparing for a counteroffensive.
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