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Definition of spar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spar
    he / she / it spars
    past simple sparred
    -ing form sparring
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  1. 1[intransitive] spar (with somebody) to make the movements used in boxing, either in training or to test the speed of your opponent's reaction
  2. 2[intransitive] spar (with somebody) to argue with someone, usually in a friendly way
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