spar - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/spɑː(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyspar
he/she/itspars
present participlesparring
past tensesparred
past participlesparred
  1. 1
    to practise fighting with someone

    The two fighters sparred with each other in the late 1980s.

  2. 2
    mainly journalism to argue
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derived word

sparring

noun [uncountable]