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English definition of “show off”

show off

verb phrasal verb with show  /ʃoʊ/ us  

(ATTRACT ATTENTION)

to do something to attract attention to yourself: My parents were in town and I wanted to show off.
(Definition of show off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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