Sparring - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspɑːrɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word sparring
Brit.  |ˈspɑːrɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word sparring
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to spar

noun

- an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
- making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer (syn: spar)

Examples

He's been sparring with his trainer.

...remember to wear a full vest to protect your vitals while sparring...

He broke his nose while sparring with Vega.

Senators are sparring over the health bill.

He's been sparring with the security guards.

Have you been sparring with the neighbours again?

They were sparring all night

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