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counterpunch

[koun-ter-puhnch] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpʌntʃ/
noun
Origin of counterpunch
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85; counter- + punch1
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  • The book is a counterpunch to the volumes of Oprah hagiography the publishing business has churned out over the years.

British Dictionary definitions for counterpunch

counterpunch

/ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to punch an attacking opponent; return an attack
noun
2.
a return punch
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