counterpunch

[koun-ter-puhnch]
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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

Contemporary Examples of counterpunch

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

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    Oprah's Kremlinologist

    Rebecca Dana

    November 20, 2009


British Dictionary definitions for counterpunch

counterpunch

verb (intr)

to punch an attacking opponent; return an attack

noun

a return punch
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