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Definition of show off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

show off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

show off

(informal) (disapproving)
 
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to try to impress others by talking about your abilities, possessions, etc. He's just showing off because that girl he likes is here. related noun show-off

    show somebody/somethingoff

     
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  1. 1to show people someone or something that you are proud of She wanted to show off her new husband at the party. show off how, what, etc… He likes to show off how well he speaks French.
  2. 2(of clothing) to make someone look attractive, by showing their best features a dress that shows off her figure
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