Counterbuff Coun"ter*buff` (koun"t?r-b?f`), n. A blow in an opposite direction; a stroke that stops motion or cause a recoil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Counterbuff — Coun ter*buff (koun t?r b?f ), v. t. To strike or drive back or in an opposite direction; to stop by a blow or impulse in front. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterbuff — noun A buff (strike) in return; a counterblow …   Wiktionary

  • counterbuff — I. noun Etymology: counter + buff obsolete : counterblow, rebuff II. transitive verb archaic : to strike back at : rebuff …   Useful english dictionary

  • tit for tat — noun an equivalent given in return • Hypernyms: ↑return, ↑paying back, ↑getting even * * * n blow for blow, retaliation, revenge, requital, reprisal, measure for measure, counterblow, counterbuff, countercharge FORMAL quid pro quo,lex talionis …   Useful english dictionary

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