verb (used with object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
noun, plural par·ries.
Origin of parry
Synonyms for parry
Related Words for parrydodge, resist, rebuff, rebuke, fence, repulse, prevent, forestall, avoid, sidestep, anticipate, evade, elude, repel, deflect, bypass, duck, shun, shirk, preclude
Examples from the Web for parry
Contemporary Examples of parry
Critics like Parry Aftab argue that these sites are essentially conduits for bullying.The Bully Waging War Against Bullies
October 10, 2013
The Falklands gets mentioned on page three; there is music by Elgar (of course) and Parry.Live Blogging Thatcher’s London Funeral
April 17, 2013
Parry acknowledged that the Krim tragedy has provoked anxiety among parents.The Stranger Inside Your House: Terrified by the Alleged Killer Nanny
October 26, 2012
Think like a fencer: parry on Medicare; lunge at the stimulus.How Do You Win the VP Debate?
October 9, 2012
“There needs to be long-term investment and a comprehensive plan for creating sustainable economic viability,” says Parry.Haiti’s Horrendous Teenage Prostitution Problem
June 17, 2011
Historical Examples of parry
She could not parry the question as she had done before, and it probed depths.Viviette
William J. Locke
Now this was a home-thrust, George, which I could not parry off.Life in London
It was cut and parry and stab as quick as eye could see or hand act.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
But it would never have occurred to me to parry her queries.The Bacillus of Beauty
And such they were, when the first thrust and parry told that the work had begun.Ridgeway
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for parry
1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer "ward off," from Italian parare "to ward or defend a blow" (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.