parry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “parry” in the English Dictionary

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parryverb [T]

uk   /ˈpær.i/  us   /ˈper-/
to ​defend yourself from a ​weapon or an ​attack by ​pushing the ​weapon away or by putting something between ​yourbody and the ​weapon to ​managecleverly to ​avoiddealing with a ​difficultquestion or some ​criticism: Predictably the ​president parried ​enquiries about the ​armsscandal.
noun [C] uk   us  
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