parry

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A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying
To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack)
A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade
{v} to put by a thrust, ward off, fence off
If you parry a question or argument, you cleverly avoid answering it or dealing with it. In an awkward press conference, Mr King parried questions on the allegations. = counter
a return punch (especially by a boxer)
A warding off of a thrust or blow, as in sword and bayonet exercises or in boxing; hence, figuratively, a defensive movement in debate or other intellectual encounter
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"
{i} warding off, repulsion; evasion, avoidance
To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade
To block the opponent's blade
To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc
A computer conversational program that simulated responses of a paranoid patient and was then used in a machine-man test of indistinguishability with psychiatrists as the expert judges (Solso)
Defensive blade movement that blocks the opponent's offensive action
A block of the attack, made with the forte of one's own blade; also parade
a/ To defend against attack by deflecting the attacking blade with the application of forte to foible Some examples are, simple parries, circular, semi-circular, parry one, parry two etc b/ to deflect the attackers weapon by some other means, e g with the hand, dagger etc
To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm
If you parry a blow from someone who is attacking you, you push aside their arm or weapon so that you are not hurt. I did not want to wound him, but to restrict myself to defence, to parry his attacks I parried, and that's when my sword broke. = deflect. British navigator who commanded three expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-1820, 1821-1823, and 1824-1825)
A defensive action where a fencer blocks the opponent's blade
a defensive action on the opponent's attacking blade, used to deflect it and thereby prevent it from landing on a valid target
{f} ward off, turn away, repulse; evade, avoid, dodge
The defensive action made with the blade that prevents the touch from arriving
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack
a block of the attack, made with the forte of one's own blade
impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
A defensive action made with the weapon to prevent an offensive action from arriving
Parry Channel
A water route through the central Arctic Archipelago of northern Canada, linking Baffin Bay on the east with the Beaufort Sea on the west
Parry Islands
A group of islands of northern Canada, in the Arctic Ocean north of Victoria Island
parry a blow
avoid a hit, escape from a strike, dodge a hit
parry manzanita
erect treelike shrub forming dense thickets and having drooping panicles of white or pink flowers and red berrylike drupes; California
parry's penstemon
erect stems with pinkish-lavender flowers in long interrupted clusters; Arizona
parry's pinyon
5-needled pinon of southern California and northern Baja California having (sometimes 3- or 4-needled showing hybridization from Pinus californiarum)
beat parry
The deflection of the incoming attack with a sharp striking motion
circular parry
counter-parry
counter-parry
A parry that moves in a circle to end up in the same position in which it started. Also known as a circular parry
mal-parry
A parry that fails to prevent the attack from landing
opposition parry
The deflection of the incoming attack without ever losing contact with the blade from the initial engagement
parries
plural form of parry
yielding parry
deflecting the incoming attack by maintaining contact with the blade and changing the point of contact between the blades, moving from a position of poor leverage to one using the forte for strong leverage
William Parry Murphy
{i} (1892-1987) United States physician, the 1934 Nobel Prize winner for medicine
parried
past of parry
parries
plural of parry
parries
third person singular, present tense of to parry
parrying
present participle of parry
parrying
{i} turning aside, repelling, warding off; evading, dodging, avoiding
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