1. [ verb ] (sport) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball), as in sports or fights
Synonyms: deflect block

"block an attack"

Related terms: fence blocking blocker counterpunch
2. [ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Synonyms: sidestep evade skirt dodge hedge duck circumvent put_off elude fudge

"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Related terms: avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3369
4. [ noun ] (sport,boxing) a return punch (especially by a boxer)
Synonyms: counter counterpunch
Related terms: punch
Similar spelling:   Parr