Definition of shadowbox
: to box with an imaginary opponent especially as a form of training
Examples of shadowbox in a Sentence
He was shadowboxing to stay in shape.
Recent Examples of shadowbox from the Web
WASHINGTON — The simmering Senate debate over health care is about to to go from shadowboxing to the real thing.
Comey didn’t outright accuse Trump of obstruction, and neither Trump nor Kasowitz explicitly denied that Trump obstructed, but the two parties are shadowboxing around that question.
Entering the stage in darkness and shadowboxing in silhouette was the easiest part, letting my punch combinations blend into the rhythm of the music.
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Definition of shadowbox for English Language Learners
: to box with an imaginary opponent as a form of training
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