Parry - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a return punch (especially by a boxer) (syn: counter)
- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (syn: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, put off, sidestep, skirt)
He parried the thrust of his opponent's sword.
He parried and then threw a punch.
She cleverly parried the reporters' questions.
You were taught the thrust, but not the parry.
She usually parried my questions with great wit.
It is far easier to parry a direct blow than to stop it forcibly.
He parried all her questions about his work.
I parried her questions by the best excuses I could offer.
It is necessary to parry with the arm a little extended.
That left him three strokes behind the pacesetter, Parry.
The fighter telegraphed his punch and his opponent was able to parry it.
present participle: parrying
past tense: parried
past participle: parried
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