Definition of counterplot in English:


Line breaks: coun¦ter|plot
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəplɒt


A plot intended to thwart another plot: the shadowy plots and counterplots of spring 1987
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  • But unlike most of the conspiracies, plots and counterplots in the Lockerbie saga, this one has been solved in days, rather than years.
  • All of these brothers, all of these princes, it just sounds like it would be inevitably a nest of plots and counterplots, ambitions and current.
  • A dark night has fallen over Collinwood, a night that will bring with it both the plots and counterplots of good versus evil, as well as a deepening mystery of other worlds intersecting with our own.

verb (counterplots, counterplotting, counterplotted)

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Devise a counterplot.
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  • In a final twist Thynn is implicated as counterplotting against Monmouth to join forces with the Catholic cause.
  • Sam is further wedged between the addictive scheming of Felix's bride-to-be Marjorie, and the vengeful counterplotting of his long-jilted mother Gloria.
  • In days of old, England has had Statesmen, such as Pitt and Castlereagh, who were true to their country and easily counterplotted and put down the Jesuit conspiracies in Ireland.

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