To parry is to answer a question with an evasive reply, or to avoid an attack by using a countermove.(verb)
The definition of a parry is a countermove that blocks your opponent or is an evasive answer.(noun)
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Origin: prob. < Fr parez, imper. of parer < It parare, to ward off < L parare, to prepare
noun pl. parries
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verb par·ried, par·ry·ing, par·ries verb, transitive
Origin: Probably from French parez
Origin: , imperative of parer, to defend
Origin: , from Italian parare
Origin: , from Latin parāre, to prepare; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
, Sir William Edward 1790-1855.
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