Synonyms for parry

Synonyms for (noun) parry

Synonyms: counter, counterpunch, parry

Definition: a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Similar words: lick, clout, slug, biff, poke, punch

Definition: (boxing) a blow with the fist

Usage: I gave him a clout on his nose

Synonyms: parry

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

Similar words: block, blocking

Definition: the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements

Synonyms for (verb) parry

Synonyms: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude

Definition: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully

Similar words: avoid

Definition: stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

Usage: Her former friends now avoid her

Synonyms: block, deflect, parry

Definition: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

Usage: block an attack

Similar words: fence

Definition: fight with fencing swords

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