[ shad-oh-boks ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊˌbɒks /
verb (used without object)
to make the motions of attack and defense, as in boxing, as a training or conditioning procedure.
to evade or avoid direct or decisive action.
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a shallow, rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and at the same time protect items on display, as paintings, coins, or jewelry.
Also called shadow box frame .
Origin of shadow box
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for shadowbox
boxing to practise blows and footwork against an imaginary opponent
to act or speak unconvincingly, without saying what one means, etche's just shadow-boxing
Derived forms of shadow-boxshadow-boxing, noun
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