One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Sharpe parried the blow’
ward off, fend off, stave off, turn aside
deflect, hold off, block, avert, counter, rebuff, repel, repulse, hold at bay, keep at bay
2‘I parried her constant questions about my job-hunting activities’
evade, sidestep, avoid, dodge, answer evasively, field, fend off, deflect, circumvent, steer clear of, fight shy of
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