(noun, verb)


1. (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

Definition categories: act, block, blocking

2. a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Similar word(s): counter, counterpunch

Definition categories: act, biff, clout, lick, poke, punch, slug


1. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

Similar word(s): block, deflect

Definition categories: competition, fence

2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Similar word(s): circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, sidestep, skirt

Definition categories: communication, avoid