Meaning of “spar” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “spar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spar" in American English

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sparverb [ I ]

us /spɑr/ -rr-

to practice the sport of boxing without hitting hard:

Dexter sparred with his partner for about an hour.

To spar also means to argue:

State officials are still sparring over funding.

(Definition of “spar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)