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spar·ring part·ner

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  1. sparring partner, sparring matenoun

    a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight


  1. sparring partner

    Sparring is a form of training common to many combat sports. Although the precise form varies, it is essentially relatively 'free-form' fighting, with enough rules, customs, or agreements to minimize injuries. By extension, argumentative debate is sometimes called sparring.


  1. sparring partner

    A sparring partner is an individual who helps another person train, practice and improve their skills, often in a physical, combative activity such as boxing or martial arts. They engage in simulated combat exercises known as 'sparring' that aim to enhance speed, strategy, agility, and defensive techniques without the intensity of an actual competitive match. Additionally, the term can also be used metaphorically in a non-physical context to refer to someone who helps another person improve, develop ideas, or practice arguments in a cooperative environment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparring partner in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparring partner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sparring partner in a Sentence

  1. Walter Schmidt:

    You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.

  2. Meghan McCain:

    I will say first and foremost, when we are not talking about politics we have a lot in common, but we are both true believers and Joy Behar's a great sparring partner on air for that reason because Joy Behar truly believes in Joy Behar liberal principles.

  3. Per Saari:

    In terms of navigating tone, finding that blend of comedy and drama so unique to Big Little Lies, Adam Craig is a virtual acrobat, and the perfect sparring partner for Reese.

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    To cause to become
    A render
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