coun|ter|cur|rent


coun|ter|cur|rent
coun|ter|cur|rent «KOWN tuhr KUR uhnt», noun, adverb.
–n.
a current in the opposite direction; an opposing current.
–adv.
in an opposing manner; contrary: »

His ideas run countercurrent to those of his party.


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  • coun´ter|punch´er — coun|ter|punch «KOWN tuhr PUHNCH», noun, verb. –n. a punch in return for another; counterblow. –v.i. to deliver a counterpunch: »When psychoanalysis was first becoming the rage, James Thurber counterpunched with a delicious essay…called “Leave… …   Useful english dictionary

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