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parry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
parrypar‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
parry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyparry
he, she, itparries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyparried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave parried
he, she, ithas parried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad parried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill parry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have parried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam parrying
he, she, itis parrying
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you, we, theyare parrying
Past
I, he, she, itwas parrying
you, we, theywere parrying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been parrying
he, she, ithas been parrying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been parrying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be parrying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been parrying
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