Crossword clues for sparring
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spar \Spar\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparred; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparring.] [Of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esparer to kick, F. ['e]parer, or Icel. sperra to stretch out the legs, to struggle.]
To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box.
Made believe to spar at Paul with great science.
To contest in words; to wrangle. [Colloq.]
n. The act of sparring. vb. (present participle of spar English)
n. an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer [syn: spar]
n. any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer [syn: sparring]
Usage examples of "sparring".
He had played with the milkweed pods at the edge of the little flat square while his father and his grandfather went through the complicated sparring dances with wooden swords or bamboo pikes festooned on each end with colored ribbons to better describe the swing and swirl of the maneuver.
Strangely, Liath found herself caught between an intense boredom at the prospect of having to endure much more of this sparring and at the same time a feeling of being wrung so tight that like Sanglant she could not sit restfully but kept tapping one foot on the carpet.
Drustan and his brother, smiling gently over the ongoing sparring between Silvan and Nell.
The Council and lonejacks, the unaffiliated Talents, had been sparring for generations.
A four-year-old bull that had not yet mated with any cow left the lesser bulls with whom he had for some time been sparring and marched boldly up to the courtship couple.
Sternway stopped at a combination lock halfway down the row, dialed the locker open, and took out sparring gear foam hand- and foot-pads, a mouthpiece, a protective cup.
He was sparring in the air, throwing lightning punches at an invisible foe.
Cissian archers, so different from our own thick oak and bronze bowls, to the thin, reedlike spears carried by the Egyptians, which were deadly when thrown at medium range, but which were too light for close-in sparring.
Three mornings later, as Mears waits for Leon in the gym, he listens happily to the slapping of jump ropes, the grunt and thud of someone working the heavy bag, the jabber and pop of speed bags, fighters shouting encouragement, the sandpapery whisk of shoes on canvas, the meaty thump of fourteen-ounce sparring gloves.
Upon battling the lightning-quick Baenre, Drizzt had come to believe those rumors, and after wearing the bracers in sparring for the last few weeks, he had confirmed their abilities.
Now, in these sparring exercises, Drizzt was learning that the bracers held another disadvantage.
Baenre, Drizzt had come to believe those rumors, and after wearing the bracers in sparring for the last few weeks, he had confirmed their abilities.
All their lives they and the two kinglets had seemingly been natural sparring partners, despite the adventuring they had shared.
They were not looking to perfect swordcraft as an art, but rather as a means of survival, and Tal was fairly certain the Masters of the Court would look dimly upon his using kicks to the groin, eye gouging, and ear biting as part of his sparring regime.
Soon, the Englishman who had tossed the caber was sparring with the dramatic critic, Hazard and Hall boxed in fantastic burlesque, then, gloves in hand, looked for the next appropriately matched couple.