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English definition of “show off”

show off

verb uk phrasal verb with show   /ʃəʊ/ us    /ʃoʊ/ (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.
(Definition of show off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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