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Definition 1: a return punch (especially by a boxer) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for parry in the sense of this definition

(parry is a kind of ...) (boxing) a blow with the fist

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

Definition 2: (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword - [noun denoting act]

(parry is a kind of ...) the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

(parry belongs to category ...) the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

Definition 3: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

Samples where parry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for parry in the sense of this definition

(parry is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of parry ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of parry ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Definition 4: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) - [verb of competition]

Samples where parry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • block an attack

Synonyms for parry in the sense of this definition

(parry is a kind of ...) fight with fencing swords

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