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English noun: boxing

1. boxing (act) fighting with the fists

Synonymsfisticuffs, pugilism

Broader (hypernym)contact sport

Narrower (hyponym)fight, in-fighting, professional boxing, rope-a-dope, spar, sparring

Domain category membersbelow the belt, biff, boxing equipment, boxing glove, boxing ring, clinch, clout, count out, cut, decision, glove, gumshield, hook, lick, mouthpiece, poke, prize ring, punch, remain down, sidestep, slug, take the count

2. boxing (act) the enclosure of something in a package or box


Broader (hypernym)enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, inclosure

Narrower (hyponym)bundling

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