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Parry

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Noun

1. parry

(fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

2. counter, counterpunch, parry

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Verb

1. block, deflect, parry

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

Example Sentences:
'block an attack'

2. circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Example Sentences:
'He dodged the issue'
'she skirted the problem'
'They tend to evade their responsibilities'
'he evaded the questions skillfully'


1. parry

(fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

2. counter, counterpunch, parry

a return punch (especially by a boxer)


1. block, deflect, parry

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

Example Sentences:
'block an attack'

2. circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Example Sentences:
'He dodged the issue'
'she skirted the problem'
'They tend to evade their responsibilities'
'he evaded the questions skillfully'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Parry

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verb -ries, -rying or -ried
1. 
to ward off (an attack) by blocking or deflecting, as in fencing
2. (transitive)
to evade (questions), esp adroitly
noun plural -ries
3. 
an act of parrying, esp (in fencing) using a stroke or circular motion of the blade
4. 
a skilful evasion, as of a question
noun
1. 
Sir (Charles) Hubert (Hastings). 1848–1918, English composer, noted esp for his choral works
2. 
Sir William Edward. 1790–1855, English arctic explorer, who searched for the Northwest Passage (1819–25) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1827)

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Parry

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verb intransitive
3. 
to make a parry or evasion
nounWord forms: plural ˈparries
4. 
a warding off or a turning aside of a blow, thrust, etc., as in fencing
5. 
an evasion; evasive reply
Sir William Edward1790-1855; Eng. naval officer & arctic explorer
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈparried or ˈparrying
1. 
to ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
2. 
to counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response

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Parry

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British navigator who commanded three expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-1820, 1821-1823, and 1824-1825).
American classicist and folklorist who revealed the oral-formulaic character of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey by analyzing the formulaic nature of the poems and studying the performance and structure of the heroic songs of South Slavic bards.
v. par·ried, par·ry·ing, par·ries
v.tr.
1. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
2. To deflect, evade, or avoid: He skillfully parried the question with a clever reply.
v.intr.
To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.
n. pl. par·ries
1. The deflecting or warding off of a thrust or blow, as in fencing.
2. An evasive answer or action.

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