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sparring partner
American English: /spɑrɪŋ ˈpɑrtnər/

Translation of sparring partner in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Sport)
    Example sentences
    • Sergio still wasn't as much of a fighter as should would have hoped for in a sparring partner, but he did manage to make things more interesting with his jabs and jokes.
    • Dennis Walker, her coach and trainer since she started, often tells her to use her greatest advantage - speed - instead of standing toe-to-toe with her sparring partners.
    • Right now, it seems to me that you think of other people as sparring partners, partners in crime, or players in a game that you call ‘being honest.’
    1.2 (in argument) they were old sparring partners
    eran viejos antagonistas
    Example sentences
    • Deedes is magnanimous to his old sparring partner, deemed by some accounts to be ‘a successful novelist but a failed newspaper reporter’.
    • Their chemistry and timing is always spot-on, and they are completely convincing not only as verbal sparring partners but also as a married couple.
    • If you're as cynical about marriage as I am, you're probably already aware how easily matrimonial bliss can deteriorate over time into a hideously spiteful and distrustful union of two diametrically opposed sparring partners.

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