Definition of countermovement in English:

countermovement

Pronunciation /ˈkoun(t)ərˌmo͞ovmənt/ /ˈkaʊn(t)ərˌmuvmənt/

noun

  • A movement or other action made in opposition to another.

    ‘athletes performing a standing jump can jump higher if they make a countermovement’
    • ‘every attempt to do something risks a countermovement of opposition’