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sparring definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
2: making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer [syn: spar, sparring]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spar Spar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparred; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparring.] [Of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esparer to kick, F. ['e]parer, or Icel. sperra to stretch out the legs, to struggle.] 1. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do. 2. To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box. Made believe to spar at Paul with great science. --Dickens. 3. To contest in words; to wrangle. [Colloq.]



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