Meaning of SPAR in English

SPAR

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

sparring partner

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Foreman was cut over his right eye while sparring.

The two have sparred for months over the health bill.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Before Alan, it was just the two of them sparring over terms, a competition between two fiercely competitive players.

Bill MacCallum and Shelton have sparred with Hilderbrand for years.

He has already sparred with Michael Bates on virtually all topics.

Right away they were sparring, wary of each other.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A fractional rig is set on a Proctor spar with swept-back spreaders.

An old white gate with no middle spar , Rusty bikes and the door of a car.

Patiently Loi and Mark set about constructing another spar .

Strangely, one of the spars from the bed's headboard seemed to be missing.

The scaffolding, explains Miss Edwards in her book, was improvised from spars and oars.

Then a submersible pump, concealed in a sump, conveys it back up to a blockwork filter filled with Canterbury spar .

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