Definition of countermove in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌmo͞ov/


A move or other action made in opposition to another.
Example sentences
  • The agency claims, ‘It enables you to anticipate your competitor's moves and develop countermoves to defend against them.’
  • They're supposed to balance every trade with an equal and almost opposite play that ensures that, if anything goes wrong with their main move, the countermoves will kick in and save their funds.
  • There's a fury of thoughts in the slow, methodical pace of moves and countermoves.



Example sentences
  • Much has transpired since then, as various movements and countermovements coursed through Icelandic art, as influences from abroad were assimilated, and as local approaches developed.
  • In the late 1980s, about twenty-five years after the publication of our book, two significant countermovements began to appear.
  • Clearly, ID is making serious in-roads in the U.S. political and cultural landscape, and nothing less than an equally spirited countermovement by scientists and other academics will stem the tide.

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Syllabification: coun·ter·move

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