Blocking vs Parry - What's the difference?

blocking | parry |

As a verb blocking

is .

As a noun blocking

is the act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.

As a proper noun parry is





  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is blocked; an obstruction.
  • * Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
  • Miss H.'s voice was clear and intelligible, although it alternated between vocal blockings and extreme vocal hurry, every clause being jetted out suddenly, and rapidly decaying into aphonia.
  • (theater) The precise movement and positioning of actors on a stage in order to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film or opera (originally planned using miniature blocks).
  • Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.
  • parry


    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


  • A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
  • (fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.
  • Derived terms

    * beat parry * opposition parry * yielding parry


  • To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 28 , author=Tom Rostance , title=Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Wojciech Szczesny was then called into action twice in a minute to parry fierce drives from Djebbour and Torossidis as Arsenal's back four looked all at sea.}}