Associations to the word «Parry»


PARRY, noun. A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
PARRY, noun. (fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.
PARRY, verb. To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
PARRY, proper noun. A surname​.

Dictionary definition

PARRY, noun. (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword.
PARRY, noun. A return punch (especially by a boxer).
PARRY, verb. Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack".
PARRY, verb. 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".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton