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English definition of “show off something/someone”

show off something/someone

(MAKE SEEN) phrasal verb with show    /ʃoʊ/ verb
to make it possible for others to see and admire something or someone: She brought her baby pictures so she could show them off. That shirt shows off the color of your eyes.
(Definition of show off something/someone (MAKE SEEN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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