[noun koun-ter-wurk; verb koun-ter-wurk, koun-ter-wurk]
verb (used without object)
to work in opposition.
verb (used with object)
to work in opposition to; hinder or frustrate.
Origin of counterwork
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work done in opposition to other work
defensive fortifications put up against attack
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