Definition of 'retaliatory'
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They hide in the deep oceans ready to launch a retaliatory strike if Britain should come under nuclear attack. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Tehran could cause huge problems with retaliatory action in both countries. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His bail address is being kept secret amid fear of retaliatory attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is always the possibility of retaliatory measures to be taken. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As such, people might like to engage in retaliatory attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Export incentives are often viewed as an "unfair" trade practice by other countries and frequently result in retaliatory action being taken by them. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)He has focused on practical considerations about retaliatory attacks on troops. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The management, though, is taking very seriously the prospect of any player being drawn into retaliatory action. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it was a view he took the trouble to record in his diary that very morning "... we can expect an all-out retaliatory attack today. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)
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