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Meaning of “boast” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​examresults in ​casepeoplethought he was boasting. Parents ​enjoy boasting abouttheir children's ​achievements. [+ that] They boasted that they had never ​lost a ​singlegame.

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boastnoun [C]

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

"boast" in American English

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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 ​smarttheirchildren 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 ​greatmusic and ​excellentrestaurants.
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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