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Synonyms of parry

Noun


1. parry, blocking, block

usage: (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

2. counterpunch, parry, counter, punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug

usage: a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Verb


1. parry, block, deflect, fence

usage: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

2. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, avoid

usage: 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"

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