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Parry vs. Malparry

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Parryverb

To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).

Malparrynoun

(fencing) A parry that insufficiently removes the incoming blade from the target area.

Parrynoun

A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.

Parrynoun

(fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.

Parrynoun

(combat sports and martial arts) A defensive move intended to change the direction of an incoming strike to make it miss its intended target, rather than block and absorb it; and typically performed with an open hand in a downward or sideways slapping motion.

Parryverb

To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm.

‘Vice parries wideThe undreaded volley with a sword of straw.’;

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Parryverb

To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade.

‘The French government has parried the payment of our claims.’;

Parryverb

To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc.

Parrynoun

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.

Parrynoun

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Parryverb

impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball);

‘block an attack’;

Parryverb

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’;

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