English version

spar in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsparspar1 /spɑː $ spɑːr/ verb (sparred, sparring) [intransitive]  1 DSto practise boxing with someonespar with He broke his nose while sparring with Vega.2 ARGUEto argue with someone but not in an unpleasant wayspar over Senators are sparring over the health bill.spar with He’s been sparring with the security guards. sparring partner→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sparForeman was cut over his right eye while sparring.The two have sparred for months over the health bill.Before Alan, it was just the two of them sparring over terms, a competition between two fiercely competitive players.Right away they were sparring, wary of each other.Bill MacCallum and Shelton have sparred with Hilderbrand for years.He has already sparred with Michael Bates on virtually all topics.