parry definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deflect or reduce the chances of (a fencing push, like).
    • To deflect, evade, or avoid: He skillfully parried issue with a clever reply.
    • To reduce the chances of; to end, or even switch aside.
    • to prevent; to shift or postponed; to avoid.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To deflect or ward off a thrust or blow.
    • To reduce the chances of, evade, or turn apart one thing, as a blow, argument, etc.
  • noun:
    • The deflecting or preventing of a thrust or blow, as with fencing.
    • An evasive response or action.
    • A defensive or deflective activity; an act of parrying.
    • A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, carried out using forte regarding the blade.
    • A warding away from a thrust or blow, such as blade and bayonet exercises or in boxing; ergo, figuratively, a defensive motion in discussion or other intellectual encounter.
    • A defensive action in fencing.
    • A fencing-bout; hence, a fantastic assault and protection of any kind.
    • (fencing) preventing a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion regarding the blade
    • a return punch (especially by a boxer)
  • verb:
    • in order to avoid, deflect, or reduce the chances of (an attack).
    • avoid or stay away from satisfying, answering, or doing (responsibilities, questions, or problems)
    • impede the action of (an opponent or a ball)
  • others:
    • to show apart; prevent: as, to parry a thrust or a blow, or an inquisitive concern.
    • in order to prevent; evade.
    • To act in the protective, as in warding off a thrust or a quarrel; fence.

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