boast of/about

 v. hvastati sę · хвастати се vi.

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  • boast´ing|ly — boast 1 «bohst», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to speak too highly of oneself or what one owns or knows; brag: »It is unpleasant to hear him boast about his own abilities, achievements, or possessions. 2. to be proud. –v.t. 1. to brag about. SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary

  • boast — boast1 [bōst] vt. [< ?] to do preliminary shaping on (sculpture, stonework, etc.) with a broad chisel boast2 [bōst] vi. [ME bosten < bost, n. < Anglo Fr; prob. via Gmc * bausia (cf. Norw baus, bold, haughty), ult. < IE * bhōu , var.… …   English World dictionary

  • boast´ful|ness — boast|ful «BOHST fuhl», adjective. 1. speaking too well about oneself; boasting: »a boastful story. SYNONYM(S): bragging. 2. fond of boasting: »It is hard to listen very long to a boastful person. SYNONYM(S): braggart. –boast´ful|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • boast´ful|ly — boast|ful «BOHST fuhl», adjective. 1. speaking too well about oneself; boasting: »a boastful story. SYNONYM(S): bragging. 2. fond of boasting: »It is hard to listen very long to a boastful person. SYNONYM(S): braggart. –boast´ful|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • boast|ful — «BOHST fuhl», adjective. 1. speaking too well about oneself; boasting: »a boastful story. SYNONYM(S): bragging. 2. fond of boasting: »It is hard to listen very long to a boastful person. SYNONYM(S): braggart. –boast´ful|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • boast — ► VERB 1) talk about oneself with excessive pride. 2) possess (a feature that is a source of pride). ► NOUN ▪ an act of boasting. DERIVATIVES boaster noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • boast — I UK [bəʊst] / US [boʊst] verb Word forms boast : present tense I/you/we/they boast he/she/it boasts present participle boasting past tense boasted past participle boasted * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to proudly tell other people about what you …   English dictionary

  • boast — boast1 [bəust US boust] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: bost boasting ] 1.) [I and T] to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions ▪ I wouldn t be afraid, she boasted. boast that ▪ Amy boasted that her son… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boast — boast1 [ boust ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to proudly tell other people about what you or someone connected with you has done or can do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you: BRAG: boast of: He s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boast — [[t]bo͟ʊst[/t]] boasts, boasting, boasted 1) VERB (disapproval) If someone boasts about something that they have done or that they own, they talk about it very proudly, in a way that other people may find irritating or offensive. [V that]… …   English dictionary

  • boast — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ proud ▪ empty, idle VERB + BOAST ▪ make PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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