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Definition of 'counter'

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British companies tend to be run by bean counters who have no idea how the business works. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And what might parents be able to do to counter any ill effects? Smithsonian Mag (2017)Archaeologists have a good record of treating human remains with respect and this proposal appears to run counter to that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We left ourselves susceptible to the counter attack and that's what happened. The Sun (2016)Scotland were defending deep, and defending in numbers but a threat on the counter and at set pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nato should be our network of choice because it is only through Nato that we can reduce our vulnerabilities and counter the threat networks themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The comments appear to run counter to both company 's financial results, although each claims other reasons for a declining performance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You must have left it on the counter in that shop. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the bus industry has countered the criticisms. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are six people behind the counter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Which brings me to a significant counter argument. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His aim is to counter those who say that their approach is the only correct one. Salkie, Raphael The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)But he said they can be stopped with electronic counter measures blocking their signals. The Sun (2014)Asking them to adopt a more collaborative approach in other areas runs counter to that. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Inside was a long room with counters behind glass down one end. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They also looked shaky when hit on the counter attack. The Sun (2012)Business ministers will strongly counter any strike call over pay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These basic beliefs often run counter to what science and philosophy tell us. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The notion also runs counter to the business model of many construction companies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead she grabbed packets of cheese from the deli counter and threw them at the robbers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may just be the counter irritant effect of rubbing that does the trick. The Sun (2012)This is when the toy manufacturers and bean counters took over completely. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Will it be effective in countering criminal activity? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Carrying a threat on the counter is a very difficult thing. The Sun (2014)The company countered by saying that the model should have ignored the "expert" advice and stopped using the product. Brumberg, Elaine Take Care of Your Skin (1990)England countered with a place in the Performance squad. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To counter this, small groups need to think about how they can do life together publicly. Christianity Today (2000)Taking over the counter medicines? The Sun (2013)The useful display counter then alerts you when your 12 washes are done, at which point all you need to do is refill your existing dispenser. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Synonyms of 'counter'

surface, top, bar, worktop
opposite to, against, versus, conversely

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