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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·ry /ˈpæri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parried p. pr. & vb. n. Parrying.]
 1. 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 wide
 The undreaded volley with a sword of straw.   --Cowper.
 2. To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade.
    The French government has parried the payment of our claims.   --E. Everett.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 par·ry, v. i. To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 par·ry, n.; pl. Parries  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a return punch (especially by a boxer) [syn: counterpunch,
      v 1: impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an
           attack" [syn: block, deflect]
      2: 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"
         [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent,
         elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]
      [also: parried]