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What is another word for boxing?

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The sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules (the Queensberry Rules)
“Only boxing asks an athlete to be supremely fit while playing offense and defense simultaneously with life at stake.”
An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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Present participle for to punch someone, usually with a closed fist
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“The children would feed it bananas, but the kangaroo would box anyone who came near it.”
Present participle for to fight an opponent using one's fists, especially in a competition
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“Why does this boy never have a chance to box overseas and fight real boxers?”
Present participle for to put or place in a box
“Harry started getting antsy because Rufus, the jewelry salesman, was taking forever to box his gift.”
Present participle for to bring a square-rigged ship onto a new tack by hauling back the foresails whilst steering hard round
Present participle for to enclose (something) in or as if in a capsule
Present participle for to encase within a frame
Present participle for to confine within an enclosure, typically of farm animals
Present participle for to ambush or attack someone from a hidden position
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