verb (used with object), sparred, spar·ring.
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Origin of spar1
OTHER WORDS FROM sparspar·like, adjective
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Definition for sparred (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), sparred, spar·ring.
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Example sentences from the Web for sparred
After he died, they alternately allied and sparred with each other.
The two sparred over music, too, Curtis told Talking Points Memo.Paul Kevin Curtis and J. Everett Dutschke: Epic Feud and Ricin Letters|Winston Ross|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
John Mellencamp also sparred with the Gipper when he tried to use “Little Pink Houses” during the campaign.The Strange History of Political Campaign Songs (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The truth is that if Kael had felt Simon was important, she would have sparred with him.
The two sparred over job creation and, most notably, Social Security.
They sparred for a minute longer, and then the giant had his chance.Robin Hood|Paul Creswick
You must consider what has been said by Mr. Beresford-Hope on this subject; he and I have sparred about this matter before now.Edward Hoare, M.A.|Edward Hoare
She had known him from her childhood, had romped and sparred with him.Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
Jem Mace tort me dis trick w'en I sparred wid him in Liverpool.Frank Merriwell at Yale|Burt L. Standish
We got two suits at Athens, one that miserable lot you saw on us to-day, the other we had cut up to fit us as we are sparred now.In Greek Waters|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for sparred (1 of 3)
- any piece of nautical gear resembling a pole and used as a mast, boom, gaff, etc
- (as modifier)a spar buoy