- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to talk with too much pride about something that you have or can do I don't want to boast, but I can actually speak six languages. boast about something She is always boasting about how wonderful her children are. boast of something He openly boasted of getting a promotion at work. boast that… Sam boasted that she could beat anyone at poker. + speech “I won!” she boasted.
- 2 [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) boast something to have something that is impressive and that you can be proud of The hotel also boasts two swimming pools and a golf course. Phoenix boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
NAmE//boʊst//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boast
he / she / it boasts
past simple boasted
-ing form boasting