counterplot

counterplot
1. noun /ˈkaʊn.tə.plɒt,ˈkaʊn.tɚ.plɑt/
A plot made in opposition to another; a counterploy.
2. verb /ˈkaʊn.tə.plɒt,ˈkaʊn.tɚ.plɑt/
To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another.

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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  • Counterplot — Coun ter*plot (koun t?r pl?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterplotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterplotting}.] To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem. [1913 Webster] Every wile had proved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counterplot — Coun ter*plot (koun t[ e]r pl?t ), n. A plot or artifice opposed to another. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterplot — index collusion, connive, conspiracy, conspire, contrive, counterattack, maneuver, opposition, plan …   Law dictionary

  • counterplot — [kount′ər plät΄; ] for v., also [ kount′ər plät′] n. a plot to defeat another plot vt., vi. counterplotted, counterplotting to plot against (a plot); defeat (a plot) with another …   English World dictionary

  • counterplot — n. 1) to hatch a counterplot 2) a counterplot against * * * [ˌkaʊntə plɒt] a counterplot against to hatch a counterplot …   Combinatory dictionary

  • counterplot — n. & v. n. a plot intended to defeat another plot. v. ( plotted, plotting) 1 intr. make a counterplot. 2 tr. make a counterplot against …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterplot — n., v. /kown teuhr plot /; v. also /kown teuhr plot /, n., v., counterplotted, counterplotting. n. 1. a plot directed against another plot. 2. Literature. a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of… …   Universalium

  • counterplot — /ˈkaʊntəplɒt/ (say kowntuhplot) noun 1. a plot directed against another plot. 2. a secondary theme in a play, or other literary work, usually as a contrast to or variation of the main theme. –verb (i) (counterplotted, counterplotting) 3. to… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • counterplot — I. noun Date: circa 1611 a plot designed to thwart an opponent s plot II. transitive verb Date: 1662 to intrigue against ; foil with a plot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterplot — n. plot designed to counter or combat another plot v. plot against, plot in opposition to, countermine …   English contemporary dictionary

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