sparring

Definitions of sparring
  1. noun
    making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
    synonyms: spar
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    type of:
    boxing, fisticuffs, pugilism
    fighting with the fists
  2. noun
    an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
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    type of:
    arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt
    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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