counterpunch definition

  • noun:
    • A countering assault or blow, specifically one delivered by a boxer.
    • A punch delivered in return of a previous punch by some other person, particularly an opponent in a boxing match.
    • a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    • A countering assault or blow, specially one delivered by a boxer.
    • A punch delivered inturn of a previous punch by some other person, particularly an opponent in a boxing match.
    • a return punch (especially by a boxer)
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to produce a counterpunch.
    • to supply a counterpunch.
  • verb:
    • To deliver a punch built to exploit an opponent's temporary defensive weakness due to a punch thrown by the opponent.
    • to produce an aggressive a reaction to an opponent designed to take advantage of a weakness created by the adversary's unpleasant attempts.
    • To deliver a punch made to take advantage of an opponent's momentary defensive weakness brought on by a punch tossed by the adversary.
    • to supply a competitive reaction to an opponent built to take advantage of a weakness developed by the opponent's unpleasant efforts.

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