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Noun parry has 1 sense
  1. counterpunch, parry, counter - a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    --1 is a kind of punch, clout, poke, lick, biff
    Derived form: verb parry1
Verb parry has 2 senses
  1. parry, block, deflect - impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
    --1 is one way to fence
    Derived form: noun parry1
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to parry his opponent
  2. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep - 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"
    --2 is one way to avoid
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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