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  • boast — vb Boast, brag, vaunt, crow, gasconade mean to give vent in speech to one s pride in oneself or something (as family, connections, race, or accomplishments) intimately connected with oneself. Boast and vaunt are often used transitively as well as …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • boast´ing|ly — boast 1 «bohst», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to speak too highly of oneself or what one owns or knows; brag: »It is unpleasant to hear him boast about his own abilities, achievements, or possessions. 2. to be proud. –v.t. 1. to brag about. SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary

  • boast — boast1 [bəust US boust] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: bost boasting ] 1.) [I and T] to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions ▪ I wouldn t be afraid, she boasted. boast that ▪ Amy boasted that her son… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boast — I UK [bəʊst] / US [boʊst] verb Word forms boast : present tense I/you/we/they boast he/she/it boasts present participle boasting past tense boasted past participle boasted * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to proudly tell other people about what you …   English dictionary

  • boast — boast1 [ boust ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to proudly tell other people about what you or someone connected with you has done or can do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you: BRAG: boast of: He s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boast — [[t]bo͟ʊst[/t]] boasts, boasting, boasted 1) VERB (disapproval) If someone boasts about something that they have done or that they own, they talk about it very proudly, in a way that other people may find irritating or offensive. [V that]… …   English dictionary

  • boast — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions because you want to make other people admire you: I can do better than any of them. she boasted. (+ about): I m fed up hearing Jan boast about her new job. (+… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boast — boast1 boastingly, adv. boastless, adj. /bohst/, v.i. 1. to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself. 2. to speak with pride (often fol. by of): He boasted of his family s wealth. v.t. 3. to speak of with excessive pride or …   Universalium

  • boast — [bəʊst] verb I 1) [I/T] to talk about your abilities, achievements, or possessions in a way that sounds too proud Syn: brag The men sat at the bar boasting about their win.[/ex] Mrs White liked to boast that she knew every person in the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • boast — 1. noun a) A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself b) A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall 2. verb a) to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself …   Wiktionary

  • Boast — Boast, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boasting}.] [OE. bosten, boosten, v., bost, boost, n., noise, boasting; cf. G. bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten, Dan. puste, Sw. pusta, to blow, Sw. p[ o]sa to swell; or W. bostio to boast …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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