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noun (parries)
  1. A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
  2. (fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.
verb (parries, parrying, parried)
  1. To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack).
Etymology: Probably representing French parez, imperative of parerFrench, parer "prepare".


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