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counterpunch

[koun-ter-puhnch]
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noun
  1. counterblow.

Origin of counterpunch

First recorded in 1675–85; counter- + punch1
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counterpunch

verb (intr)
  1. to punch an attacking opponent; return an attack
noun
  1. a return punch
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