intransitive verbcoun·ter·punched, coun·ter·punch·ing, coun·ter·punch·es
- A punch delivered in return of a previous punch by somebody else, such as an opponent in a boxing match.
(third-person singular simple present counterpunches, present participle counterpunching, simple past and past participle counterpunched)
- (boxing) To deliver a punch designed to exploit an opponent's momentary defensive weakness caused by a punch thrown by the opponent.
- To deliver a competitive response to an opponent designed to exploit a weakness created by the opponent's offensive efforts.