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parry in Weapons topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparrypar‧ry /ˈpΓ¦ri/ verb (parried, parrying, parries) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PMWDEFEND[intransitive, transitive] to defend yourself against someone who is attacking you by pushing their weapon or hand to one side syn deflect πŸ”Š It is far easier to parry a direct blow than to stop it forcibly.2 AVOID[transitive] to avoid answering a question that is difficult to answer or that someone does not want to answer πŸ”Š He parried all her questions about his work. β€”parry noun [countable]β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
parryβ€’ Clash keeper David Kramer was barely able to parry a 23-yard shot from the left side by Ted Chronopoulos.β€’ In truth, I found her rather a pain on the subject and merely parried her constant questions about my job-hunting activities.β€’ Before Macready could thrust, Carradine parried perfectly.β€’ Clinton repeatedly parried questions from reporters on his personal finances.β€’ I could parry some of the weaker kids.β€’ He slashed across his body to parry the attack of the man on the left.β€’ The two then fenced at each other with their beaks, each parrying the other's thrust.