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sparring partner

noun

Simple Definition of sparring partner

  • : someone who helps a boxer practice : someone a boxer spars with for training

  • : a person that you have serious but friendly arguments with

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sparring partner

  1. 1 :  someone who helps a boxer practice :  someone a boxer spars with for training

  2. 2 :  a person that someone has serious but friendly arguments with <They have been political sparring partners for years.>

Word by Word Definitions

sparplay sparring
  1. :  a stout pole

    :  a stout rounded usually wood or metal piece (as a mast, boom, gaff, or yard) used to support rigging

    :  any of the main longitudinal members of the wing of an airplane that carry the ribs

  1. :  box

    :  to gesture without landing a blow to draw one's opponent or create an opening

    :  to engage in a practice or exhibition bout of boxing

  1. :  a movement of offense or defense in boxing

    :  a sparring match or session

  1. :  any of various nonmetallic usually cleavable and lustrous minerals

partnerplay
  1. :  one that shares :  partaker

    :  one associated with another especially in an action :  associate, colleague

    :  either of two persons who dance together

  1. :  to join or associate with another as partner

    :  to provide with a partner

    :  to join as a partner


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