Definition of showboat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

showboat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊbəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they showboat
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊbəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊt//
 
he / she / it showboats
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊbəʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊts//
 
past simple showboated
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊbəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊtɪd//
 
past participle showboated
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊbəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊtɪd//
 
-ing form showboating
BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊbəʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (informal, often disapproving) to behave in a way that tries to show people how clever, skilful, etc. you are He’s a good guitar player, but he tends to showboat on his solos.
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