verb. ['ˈpɛri'] impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball).
Words that Rhyme with Parry
Example sentences of the word parry
1. Verb, base form
Tomahawks also may be used to parry (or deflect) and block blows.
Quotes containing the word parry
1. The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy's cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him.
- Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
noun. ['ˈpɛri'] (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword.
- dabbling duck
- stand still
noun. ['ˈpɛri'] a return punch (especially by a boxer).
- lend oneself
verb. ['ˈpɛri'] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
- put off