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English definition of “show off”

show off

phrasal verb with show     /ʃəʊ/ US  /ʃoʊ/ verb (showed, shown)
B2 to behave in a way that is intended to attract attention or admiration, and that other people often find annoying: She only bought that sports car to show off and prove she could afford one. He's always showing off to his classmates.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
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