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box2

box2

pronunciation:
baks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hit or blow struck with the hand or fist.
synonyms:
blow, cuff, hit, punch
similar words:
belt, buffet, jab, knock, slap, smack, sock, swat, thwack, whack
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boxed, boxes, boxing
definition 1: to hit with a hand or fist.
His mother boxed his ears.
synonyms:
cuff, hit, strike, swat
similar words:
belt, buffet, drub, pommel, pound, pummel, punch, slap, slug, smack, sock, thrash, thump, whack
definition 2: to fight with in a boxing match.
synonyms:
fight
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to fight in a boxing match.
synonyms:
fight, spar
definition 2: to pursue boxing as a career.
definition 3: to employ cleverness, evasion, and anticipation in a boxing match, as opposed to sheer strength or force.
Word Builder: box +
  • boxer:
    a person who boxes; a fighter.
  • boxing:
    the sport of fighting with the hands.