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noun (n)

  • (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a return punch (especially by a boxer) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) (verb.competition)
    Synonym: block, deflect
    source: wordnet30
  • avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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