Definition of parry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    parry

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpæri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæri//
     
    (pl. parries)
     
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  1. 1the act of defending yourself against somebody who is attacking you by pushing their arm, weapon, etc. to one side synonym deflection The free kick was well struck but the goalkeeper made a good parry.
  2. 2the act of avoiding having to answer a difficult question, criticism, etc., especially by replying in the same way the thrust and parry of open debate

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