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show off

phrasal verb with show
 
 
/ʃəʊ/ verb ( past tense showed, past participle shown)
B2 to try to make people admire your abilities or achievements in a way which other people find annoying: He was the kind of kid who was always showing off to his classmates.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing offShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingBoastingShowing arrogance and conceit
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