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intr.v. sha·dow·boxed, sha·dow·box·ing, sha·dow·box·es
To spar with an imaginary opponent, as for exercise or training purposes.

shad′ow·box′ing n.

shad′ow box`

a rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and protect items on display.


(ˈʃæd oʊˌbɒks)

to go through the motions of boxing, without an opponent, as a training or conditioning procedure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shadowbox - go through boxing motions without an opponent
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
box - engage in a boxing match
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I got started making shadowboxes after I found an old medicine cabinet at this house where we were skating the pool.
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Barnum), raising a plush curtain to expose the illusory order within: shadowboxes, ornithological displays, a fully reconstructed mastodon, and so on.
In addition to a slew of purse-shaped frames and shadowboxes, the company also manufactures shoe-shaped items, many of which are offsprings of their Victorian dress collection.
He strives "to make every hallway a museum"-every corridor wall is covered with photographs, paintings, lithographs, shadowboxes, musical instruments, old albums, and activity boxes.
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