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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
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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?”
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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.”
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Present participle for to bring a square-rigged ship onto a new tack by hauling back the foresails whilst steering hard round
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Present participle for to encase within a frame
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Present participle for to be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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Present participle for to enclose (something) in or as if in a capsule
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Present participle for to shut up in a space for concealment or confinement
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