Dictionary Results for parry


1. parry - noun

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

Hypernym(s): blocking, block




2. parry - noun

· a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Synonym(s): counterpunch, counter

Hypernym(s): punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug




3. parry - verb

· impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

Synonym(s): block, deflect

Hypernym(s): fence




4. parry - verb

· avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Synonym(s): hedge, fudge, evade, put_off, circumvent, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

Hypernym(s): avoid





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