Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun parry

2 senses of parry

Sense 1
parry -- ((fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword)
       => blocking, block -- (the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements)

Sense 2
counterpunch, parry, counter -- (a return punch (especially by a boxer))
       => punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug -- ((boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb parry

2 senses of parry

Sense 1
parry, block, deflect -- (impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack")
       => fence -- (fight with fencing swords)

Sense 2
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep -- (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")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

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