counteroffensive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n counteroffensive a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force
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Usage

In literature:

South of the Lupkow the Germanic forces opened their counteroffensive on April 6, 1915.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
South of the Lupkow the Germanic forces opened their counteroffensive on April 6, 1915.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Von Boehn, therefore, was hurriedly detached rearward to deal with the Belgian counteroffensive.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
South of the village of Zaturze, near the village of Koscheff, Russian forces stopped an Austrian offensive by a counteroffensive.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Since the beginning of the counteroffensive 30,000 German prisoners were taken.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
This counteroffensive had reached its end practically on July 6, 1918.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
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In news:

China's Fine Wine Counteroffensive .
Republicans Launch DNC Counteroffensive in Charlotte.
Obama begins political counteroffensive this week.
Understanding his counteroffensive against Cuomo.
Soaring IED attacks in Afghanistan stymie US counteroffensive .
Two days later, the administration launched its counteroffensive.
Libyan warplanes launched at least three new airstrikes Tuesday near rebel positions in the oil port of Ras Lanouf, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward Gadhafi's stronghold in the capital Tripoli.
Peration Mars was the Soviet Union's hugely disastrous but little-known counteroffensive against the invading German Army in November and December 1942.
Soaring IED attacks in Afghanistan stymie US counteroffensive.
But for every method of spying , there's a counteroffensive.
But there were no Storm Troopers or Sith Lords in this counteroffensive.
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