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verb [intransitive] spar pronunciation in British English /spɑː(r)/
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present tense
present participlesparring
past tensesparred
past participlesparred

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  1. 1
    to practise fighting with someone
    The two fighters sparred with each other in the late 1980s.
  2. 2
    mainly journalism to argue
    Foreign ministers sparred over new defence proposals.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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