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counter-attraction

Line breaks: counter-attrac¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊnt(ə)rətrakʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of counter-attraction in English:

noun

A rival attraction: it is a pity that this book may not triumph over the counter-attractions on the booksellers' shelves
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  • Granted, the Champions League can sometimes be its own worst enemy in providing counter-attractions on the small screen: on the same night, Milan-Barca drew large television audiences even beyond Italy and Spain.
  • That is how most of us first came across the real English game and despite the counter-attractions on offer to children today, cricket is still a game best learned at a young age.
  • Walking Day was started by a former rector of Warrington, the Rev Horace Powys, as a counter-attraction to Newton Races which, he believed, were luring too many people to the ‘evils’ of gambling and drink.

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