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Meaning of “gloat” in the English Dictionary

"gloat" in British English

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gloatverb [I]

uk   /ɡləʊt/  us   /ɡloʊt/
to ​feel or ​expressgreatpleasure or ​satisfaction because of ​your own ​success or good ​luck, or someone else's ​failure or ​badluck: She's ​continually gloating over/about her new ​job. I ​know I shouldn't gloat, but it really ​serves him ​right. His ​enemies were ​quick to gloat at his ​humiliation. [+ speech] "This is ​our fourth ​victory in a ​row," he gloated.
gloating
adjective /ˈɡləʊ.tɪŋ/  us /ˈɡloʊ.t̬ɪŋ/
gloatingly
adverb uk   /ˈɡləʊ.tɪŋ.li/  us   /ˈɡloʊ.t̬ɪŋ-/

gloatnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ɡləʊt/  us   /ɡloʊt/ mainly UK
(Definition of gloat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gloatverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ɡloʊt/
to ​feel or show much ​pleasure because of ​your own ​success or good ​luck, or because of someone else’s ​misfortune: You may have ​won, but don’t gloat about it.
(Definition of gloat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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