Argue or debate with, as in You’d never know they were happily married, because they’re constantly sparring with each other. [ Early 1600s ]
noun 1. Pathology. a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction (tonic spasm) or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations (clonic spasm) 2. any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc. noun 1. an involuntary muscular contraction, esp one resulting in cramp or convulsion 2. a […]
adjective given to spasms; spasmodic
noun 1. an old-time jazz band, flourishing especially in the late 19th century, the members of which used improvised instruments, as cigar boxes, barrels, kazoos, whistles, and jugs, and often marched in the street while performing.
spasmo- pref. Spasm: spasmolysis.