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Definition of gloat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] gloat (about/at/over something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gloat
    he / she / it gloats
    past simple gloated
    -ing form gloating
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  1. 1to show that you are happy about your own success or someone else's failure, in an unpleasant way synonym Crow
  2. 2 She was still gloating over her rival's disappointment. Having lost a large percentage of the vote, they were in no position to gloat. I hope you haven't just come here to gloat.
adjective a gloating look
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gloat