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English noun: boast

1. boast (communication) speaking of yourself in superlatives


Synonymsboasting, jactitation, self-praise


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)bluster, brag, braggadocio, bragging, crow, crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, rhodomontade, rodomontade, self-assertion, vaporing, vaunt


English verb: boast

1. boast (communication) show off


Synonymsblow, bluster, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate


Narrower (hyponym)crow, gloat, puff, triumph

2. boast (stative) wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner


SamplesShe was sporting a new hat.


Synonymsfeature, sport


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have









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