parry - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈpæri/
present tense
I/you/we/theyparry
he/she/itparries
present participleparrying
past tenseparried
past participleparried
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to push something to the side, especially in order to defend yourself from attack
  2. 2
    [transitive] to avoid answering a question by asking a different question or by saying something clever

derived word

parry

 

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noun [countable]
singularparry
pluralparries