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strike back

To retaliate; to return or counter an attack. They were down for most of the game, but they struck back in the fourth quarter with an amazing effort. The government vowed to strike back following the attack on its military outpost.
See also: back, strike

strike back (at someone or something)

to return the blows of someone or something; to return the attack of someone or something. The victim struck back at the mugger and scared him away. The victim struck back in the courts.
See also: back, strike

strike back

v.
To deliver a return attack; counterattack: The rebels struck back at the government forces.
See also: back, strike
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Tales From Northumberland With Robson Green starts on ITV on Monday, October 28 at 8pm, Strike Back returns to Sky1 the same night at 9pm.
According to another memo, Project Strike Back ended in June 2006.
Strike Back won his first two races over hurdles and can be forgiven his poor run at Naas in January, when he finished tailed off but in front of subsequent Supreme Novices' Hurdle runner-up War Of Attrition.
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A strike back and they will strike back, sure as anything, this time with a lot of sympathisers.
And after Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon attacked Israel's northern border, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak ordered jets to strike back at guerrilla strongholds.
Hutson asserts that Jefferson wrote the letter as a political exercise to strike back at Federalists who had accused him of being an atheist during the campaign of 1800.
Event: Strike Back Tour Stop - Miami Bluegrass Festival footage, Interview with Todd Davis
For me it is really easy because I had so many big defeats in my life that if I didn't strike back I would not be here.
STRIKE BACK: SHADOW WARFARE (9pm SKY 1) THE action is as bloody, the locations as exotic, the vests as sweaty and the dialogue as clunky as ever as Strike Back buffs itself up for a fourth series.
One of his books, Strike Back, has just been turned into a major new drama by Sky One, starring Richard Armitage as John Porter, a burned-out special forces soldier haunted by the past.
It's hardly a Kevin Smith movie without Jay and Silent Bob, the respectively motor-mouthed and near-mute drug dealers who've provided comic relief and surprising insight in ``Clerks,'' ``Mallrats,'' ``Chasing Amy,'' ``Dogma'' and the cockeyed epic ``Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.
Paul Vickers doubled the advantage early in the second half, only for Sam Turner to strike back a short time later.
At a rather more speculative end of the price range it could be worth throwing a spare fiver each-way at Jessie's Strike Back in the Arkle Trophy.
STRIKE BACK can return to winning ways by landing today's Woodlands Park 100 Slaney Novice Hurdle at Naas.