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counterwork

[noun koun-ter-wurk; verb koun-ter-wurk, koun-ter-wurk]
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noun
  1. work or action to oppose some other work or action.
verb (used without object)
  1. to work in opposition.
verb (used with object)
  1. to work in opposition to; hinder or frustrate.

Origin of counterwork

First recorded in 1590–1600; counter- + work
Related formscoun·ter-work·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for counter-worker

counterwork

noun
  1. work done in opposition to other work
  2. defensive fortifications put up against attack
Derived Formscounterworker, noun
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