counterpunch

[ koun-ter-puhnch ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌpʌntʃ /
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noun

Origin of counterpunch

First recorded in 1675–85; counter- + punch1
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Examples from the Web for counterpunch

  • The book is a counterpunch to the volumes of Oprah hagiography the publishing business has churned out over the years.

    Oprah's Kremlinologist|Rebecca Dana|November 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for counterpunch

counterpunch

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌpʌntʃ) boxing /

verb (intr)

to punch an attacking opponent; return an attack

noun

a return punch
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