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counterpunch Syllabification: coun·ter·punch
Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌpən(t)SH/
Boxing

Definition of counterpunch in English:

noun

A punch thrown in return for one received.
Example sentences
  • Mosley's body punches could leave openings for counterpunches to the head.
  • Kenneth threw a counterpunch and Malcolm stumbled backwards, giving his cousin time to speak.
  • Against Toney, Jirov averaged nearly 90 punches a round despite being nailed with some powerful counterpunches.

verb

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Throw a counterpunch.
Example sentences
  • The aggressive Orbillo forced the action and the slick Quarry counterpunched beautifully.
  • He also counterpunched effectively while landing more shots to the head than almost any competitor so far.
  • In the third, Khan again extended his lead to four points, counterpunching the counterpuncher to great effect and went into the final round 12-8 in the lead.

Derivatives

counterpuncher
noun
Example sentences
  • In the third, Khan again extended his lead to four points, counterpunching the counterpuncher to great effect and went into the final round 12-8 in the lead.
  • One of the greatest fighters I ever saw was a guy by the name of Sugar Ray Robinson, and he was a counterpuncher.
  • A bout between all time great counterpunchers.
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