shadow-box

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shadow-box

vb (intr)
1. (Boxing) boxing to practise blows and footwork against an imaginary opponent
2. to act or speak unconvincingly, without saying what one means, etc: he's just shadow-boxing.
ˈshadow-ˌboxing n

shadow-box


Past participle: shadow-boxed
Gerund: shadow-boxing

Imperative
shadow-box
shadow-box
Present
I shadow-box
you shadow-box
he/she/it shadow-boxes
we shadow-box
you shadow-box
they shadow-box
Preterite
I shadow-boxed
you shadow-boxed
he/she/it shadow-boxed
we shadow-boxed
you shadow-boxed
they shadow-boxed
Present Continuous
I am shadow-boxing
you are shadow-boxing
he/she/it is shadow-boxing
we are shadow-boxing
you are shadow-boxing
they are shadow-boxing
Present Perfect
I have shadow-boxed
you have shadow-boxed
he/she/it has shadow-boxed
we have shadow-boxed
you have shadow-boxed
they have shadow-boxed
Past Continuous
I was shadow-boxing
you were shadow-boxing
he/she/it was shadow-boxing
we were shadow-boxing
you were shadow-boxing
they were shadow-boxing
Past Perfect
I had shadow-boxed
you had shadow-boxed
he/she/it had shadow-boxed
we had shadow-boxed
you had shadow-boxed
they had shadow-boxed
Future
I will shadow-box
you will shadow-box
he/she/it will shadow-box
we will shadow-box
you will shadow-box
they will shadow-box
Future Perfect
I will have shadow-boxed
you will have shadow-boxed
he/she/it will have shadow-boxed
we will have shadow-boxed
you will have shadow-boxed
they will have shadow-boxed
Future Continuous
I will be shadow-boxing
you will be shadow-boxing
he/she/it will be shadow-boxing
we will be shadow-boxing
you will be shadow-boxing
they will be shadow-boxing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shadow-boxing
you have been shadow-boxing
he/she/it has been shadow-boxing
we have been shadow-boxing
you have been shadow-boxing
they have been shadow-boxing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shadow-boxing
you will have been shadow-boxing
he/she/it will have been shadow-boxing
we will have been shadow-boxing
you will have been shadow-boxing
they will have been shadow-boxing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shadow-boxing
you had been shadow-boxing
he/she/it had been shadow-boxing
we had been shadow-boxing
you had been shadow-boxing
they had been shadow-boxing
Conditional
I would shadow-box
you would shadow-box
he/she/it would shadow-box
we would shadow-box
you would shadow-box
they would shadow-box
Past Conditional
I would have shadow-boxed
you would have shadow-boxed
he/she/it would have shadow-boxed
we would have shadow-boxed
you would have shadow-boxed
they would have shadow-boxed
Translations

shadow-box

[ˈʃædəʊbɒks] VIboxear con un adversario imaginario (fig) → disputar con un adversario imaginario
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