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English definition of “boast”

boast

verb  /boʊst/ us  

boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY)

to speak too proudly or show too much satisfaction about something or someone connected with you: [I] They are always boasting about how smart their children are. [+ that clause] She boasted that she had never had an accident.

boast verb (POSSESS)

[T] to have or possess something to be proud of: New Orleans boasts great music and excellent restaurants.
boast
noun [C]  /boʊst/ us  
It was his proud boast that he had run over 20 marathons.
(Definition of boast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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