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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.
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Noun1.shadowboxing - sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)shadowboxing - sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
practice session, practice, drill, exercise, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
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Lagman of the First District of Albay said shadowboxing by each chamber is a constitutional issue that needs to be raised to the Supreme Court.
He blasted: "I don't get the idea that people think we're shadowboxing for four or five weeks, it's ridiculous talk.
Continuing his shadowboxing, Pacquiao briefly turned into a perpetual-motion machine as he threw combinations.
But the United captain did not seem perturbed by the episode and scored a fine goal in the 3-0 rout against Tottenham before celebrating with a display of shadowboxing in the corner.
Pictures of a visibly fit Mayweather doing the mitts and shadowboxing made the rounds on social media, proof that the recently-turned 38-year-old Michigan native is out to make a lasting impression.
For the last several decades, they ( UDF and LDF) have been hoodwinking the people by engaging in political shadowboxing," he added.
And now Cardiff-based theatre company Broken Souls is hoping to deliver a similarly knock-out piece of drama in the form of Shadowboxing, an intense one-man show which actually unfolds before audiences in a real-life training gym.
For arms, he swears by shadowboxing to define biceps and triceps.
Activities include photojournalism, body art, life maps, self-portraits, shadowboxing, triptychs, journaling, graphic novels, haikus, magnets, and keychains, with a final section on how to incorporate them into treatment plans.
Sometimes when Manny is shadowboxing, he will show me how Mayweather fights and how he will take care of the problem.
Shadowboxing (painting as "punching at the air") and a negative form of the white cube both surfaced in Grosse's new Berlin show.
As crowds cheered "Muhammad, Muhammad" and "Ali, Ali", he turned and with an impromptu throw-back to his days in the ring, did some shadowboxing cameo once again.