HyperDic: parry

English > 4 senses of the word parry:
VERBcompetitionparry, block, deflectimpede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
communicationparry, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
NOUNactparry(fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
actparry, counterpunch, countera return punch (especially by a boxer)
parry > pronunciation
Soundspeh'riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > parry: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword.
CategoryfencingThe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
Broaderblocking, blockThe act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
English > parry: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA return punch (especially by a boxer).
Synonymscounterpunch, counter
Broaderpunch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(boxing) a blow with the fist
Spanishcontraataque, contragolpe, quite
Verbsparryimpede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
English > parry: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningimpede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to parry his opponent
Synonymsblock, deflect
Broaderfencefight with fencing swords
Spanishdesviar, obstruir, parar
Catalanobstruir
Nounsparrya return punch (especially by a boxer)
English > parry: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar

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