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shadowbox

[shad-oh-boks] /ˈʃæd oʊˌbɒks/
verb (used without object)
1.
to make the motions of attack and defense, as in boxing, as a training or conditioning procedure.
2.
to evade or avoid direct or decisive action.
Origin of shadowbox
1915-1920
1915-20; shadow + box2
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