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"boast" in British English

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boastverb

uk   /bəʊst/ us   /boʊst/
  • boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY)

B2 [I or T] disapproving to speak too proudly or happily about what you have done or what you own: He didn't talk about his exam results in case people thought he was boasting. Parents enjoy boasting about their children's achievements. [+ that] They boasted that they had never lost a single game.

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boastnoun [C]

uk   /bəʊst/ us   /boʊst/ disapproving
something you are proud of and like to tell people about: [+ that] It is her proud boast that she has never missed a single episode of the show.
(Definition of boast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boastverb

us   /boʊst/
  • boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY)

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 verb (POSSESS)

[T] to have or possess something to be proud of: New Orleans boasts great music and excellent restaurants.
boast
noun [C] us   /boʊst/
It was his proud boast that he had run over 20 marathons.
(Definition of boast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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