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parry

par·ry

parry

 
 
pronunciation:
pae ri
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: parried, parries, parrying
definition 1: to deflect or knock aside (a blow or stroke), as with one's weapon in fencing.
He parried every stroke of his opponent's blade.
synonyms:
deflect, repel, ward
similar words:
avert, dodge, duck, fend, foil, stave off
definition 2: to avoid or turn aside (an unwelcome question or the like).
The very reserved actress parried every attempt to probe into her private life.
synonyms:
evade, repel, ward
similar words:
avert, circumvent, counter, dodge, duck, elude, rebuff, resist, sidestep, stall, stave off
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to deflect or knock aside a blow, stroke, or the like.
synonyms:
repel
similar words:
counter, dodge, duck, escape, fend, stall
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: parries
definition 1: a movement that deflects or blocks a blow, stroke, or the like.
similar words:
block, tactic
definition 2: a clever answer, evasion, or other tactic to defend oneself.
The witness's sharp-witted parry left the prosecutor momentarily speechless.
similar words:
answer, dodge, evasion, rebuff, stall, tactic