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  Definition of parry
  1. a return punch (especially by a boxer)
  2. 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"
  3. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
Similar Words: counterpunch, counter, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, block, deflect

 

Hyponyms: quibble

 

Derivational Morphology: block, deflect, dodge, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedge, hedging, hedger, equivocator, blocker, blocking, interference, blockage, closure, occlusion, counterpunch, counter

 

Anagrams: praya

 

 
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