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Noun: sparring  spaa-ring
  1. An argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
  2. Making the motions of attack and defence with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
    - spar
Verb: spar (sparred,sparring)  spaa(r)
  1. Box lightly
  2. Fight verbally
    "They were sparring all night"
  3. Furnish with spars
  4. Fight with spars
    "the gamecocks were sparring"

Derived forms: sparrings

Type of: argue, arguing, argument, box, boxing, contend, contention, contestation, controversy, debate, disceptation, disputation, equip, fence, fight, fisticuffs, fit, fit out, outfit, pugilism, struggle, tilt

Encyclopedia: Sparring