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verb as in fight

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verb as in scrap

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After he died, they alternately allied and sparred with each other.

The two sparred over music, too, Curtis told Talking Points Memo.

(2) I have frequently sparred on Twitter with the NeFU's spokesman, Graham Christensen.

John Mellencamp also sparred with the Gipper when he tried to use “Little Pink Houses” during the campaign.

In July, the 54-year-old pop star sparred with France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, 44.

I have a room now, a part of the twelve-foot verandah sparred in, at the most inaccessible end of the house.

A long-sparred vessel could be seen, relieved against the black bank of clouds, that were crowding down the horizon.

You must consider what has been said by Mr. Beresford-Hope on this subject; he and I have sparred about this matter before now.

It was a big ship—heavily sparred—and it was riding along with all sail set over a sea like corrugated iron.

It always made me think of the deep blue sea, of old tars, and tall-sparred, white-sailed brigs.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sparred, such as: contend, quarrel, argue, bicker, wrangle, and dispute.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.