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"show off" in British English

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show off

phrasal verb with show uk   /ʃəʊ/  us   /ʃoʊ/ verb (showed, shown)

show-offnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃəʊ.ɒf/  us   /ˈʃoʊ.ɑːf/ disapproving
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"show off" in American English

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show off

phrasal verb with show  us   /ʃoʊ/ verb
  • (ATTRACT ATTENTION)

to do something to ​attractattention to yourself: My ​parents were in ​town and I ​wanted to show off.

show-offnoun [C]

 /ˈʃoʊˌɔf/
a ​person who has a ​habit of ​attractingattention: David’s a showoff in the ​kitchen – he ​loves having ​dinnerguests.
(Definition of show off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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