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EtymologyEdit

From counter- +‎ plot.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkaʊn.tə.plɒt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkaʊn.tɚ.plɑt/
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NounEdit

counterplot (plural counterplots)

  1. A plot made in opposition to another; a counterploy.

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counterplot (third-person singular simple present counterplots, present participle counterplotting, simple past and past participle counterplotted)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another.
    • De Quincey
      Every wile had proved abortive, every plot had been counterplotted.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter VI, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, [], OCLC 928184292, book V:
      [] for while art made him more than ever reserved to Sophia, and forbad him to address any of his discourse to her, nay, to avoid meeting her eyes, with the utmost caution; nature was no less busy in counterplotting him.

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