strike back

strike back(
strayk
 
bahk
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. contraatacar
The rebels struck back at dawn and regained the base.Los rebeldes contraatacaron al amanecer y recuperaron posesión de la base.
b. devolver el golpe
The team struck back the following game and then went on to win the championship.El equipo devolvió el golpe al partido siguiente y pasaron a ganar el campeonato.
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strike back
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (retaliate)
a. devolver el ataque
strike back
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(gen) devolver el golpe;at a; (Mil) contraatacar;
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