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English definition of “boast”

boast

verb (SPEAK PROUDLY)   /boʊst/
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    /boʊst/ noun [C] It was his proud boast that he had run over 20 marathons.
(Definition of boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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