boast verb definition in Proud topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

boast

 verb: Proud topic
[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 his skill as a burglar. boast that… Sam boasted that she could beat anyone at poker. + speech ‘I won!’ she boasted.