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Definition of boast verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boast
    he / she / it boasts
    past simple boasted
    -ing form boasting
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  1. 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. 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.
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