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English noun: sparring

1. sparring (communication) an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

Broader (hypernym)arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt

2. sparring (act) making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer


Broader (hypernym)boxing, fisticuffs, pugilism

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