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counterwork

[ noun koun-ter-wurk; verb koun-ter-wurk, koun-ter-wurk ]
/ noun ˈkaʊn tərˌwɜrk; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈwɜrk, ˈkaʊn tərˌwɜrk /
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noun
work or action to oppose some other work or action.
verb (used without object)
to work in opposition.
verb (used with object)
to work in opposition to; hinder or frustrate.
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Origin of counterwork

First recorded in 1590–1600; counter- + work

OTHER WORDS FROM counterwork

counter-worker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for counterwork

counterwork
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːk) /

noun
work done in opposition to other work
defensive fortifications put up against attack

Derived forms of counterwork

counterworker, noun
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