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counterplot

[ noun, verb koun-ter-plot; verb also koun-ter-plot ]
/ noun, verb 藞ka蕣n t蓹r藢pl蓲t; verb also 藢ka蕣n t蓹r藞pl蓲t /
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noun
a plot directed against another plot.
Literature. a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of the main theme.Compare subplot.
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to devise a counterplot.
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to plot against (a plot or plotter).
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Origin of counterplot

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; counter- + plot
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British Dictionary definitions for counterplot

counterplot
/ (藞ka蕣nt蓹藢pl蓲t) /

noun
a plot designed to frustrate another plot
verb -plots, -plotting or -plotted
(tr) to oppose with a counterplot
(intr) to devise or carry out a counterplot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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