Definition of counteroffensive in English:

counteroffensive

Syllabification: coun·ter·of·fen·sive
Pronunciation: /ˈkountərəˌfensiv
 
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noun

  • An attack made in response to one from an enemy, typically on a large scale or for a prolonged period.
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    • It would of course be wrong to reject the possibility of mounting a counteroffensive at the initial period of war.
    • Should the enemy penetrate the defense, a counteroffensive can be mounted.
    • Unlike the Stalingrad counteroffensive, the corps, divisions, regiments and battalions in the main sectors were attacking in two and, sometimes, in three echelons.

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