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counterblow

Syllabification: coun·ter·blow
Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌblō
 
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Definition of counterblow in English:

noun

A blow given in return.
Example sentences
  • Generosity is so far removed from the predictable, petty, gruesome dance of blow and counterblow, that it can cause parties to stop and think.
  • These two notions cause an escalatory diplomatic blow and counterblow of name-calling and invective, as witnessed in the months before the outbreak of war in late March 2003.
  • The Soviet army inflicted considerable damage to the Army Group Center and slowed down its advance by stubbornly fighting at intermediary lines and delivering counterblows by mechanized corps and combined-arms formations.

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