sparring partner Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sparring partnernoun [C usually singular]

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a ​person you ​practise boxing with someone you have ​friendlyarguments with
(Definition of sparring partner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sparring partner”
in Chinese (Simplified) (练拳时的)陪练, 友好争辩的对手…
in Chinese (Traditional) (練拳時的)陪練員, 友好爭辯的對手, 鬥嘴的對象…
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