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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To avoid a weapon or blow. Also: to evade by means of something like an embarrassing question.

Usage examples (24)
  • Politicians tend to parry the difficult questions they are asked.
  • The nearest thing to a parry is called “cutting off”.
  • With a swift short sword parry that left his opponent's guard open, the leader withdrew his broadsword from the chest of his enemy.
  • It was one of those mean feminine thrusts to parry which is to acknowledge, to ignore is to admit fear. for more
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