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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Warded off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; Averted; Turned aside; Evaded or dodged

Usage examples (27)
  • Verb (used with object) : to parry an embarrassing question
  • When a couple of soldiers let arrows loose at the retreating visitors, the magically augmented sword parried them with ease.
  • As I was thrusting for his groin he "parried" (deflected) my stab up and into the neck protector.
  • Burnaby leant forward in his saddle and parried the for more
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