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spar

verb [I] uk   /spɑːr/ us    /spɑːr/ (-rr-)
to practise boxing, without hitting hard to argue: Frank and Jill always spar with each other at meetings, but they're good friends really.

spar

noun [C] uk   /spɑːr/ us    /spɑːr/ specialized
a strong pole, especially one used as a mast to hold the sail on a ship
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