Definition of 'boast'
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Sharjah also boasts the first formally organised school. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And now he has got the chance to make his boasts come true. The Sun (2016)Part of this is down to his penchant for boasting about his morning run on social media. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Imagine being insecure enough to boast about that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The soon-to-be dad has changed his tune after boasting about his lack of qualifications. The Sun (2016)The bustling Italian metropolis also boasts incredible food, rich history and immense culture. The Sun (2017)I don't really want to tell her to get lost but listening to her boasting makes me feel really miserable. The Sun (2016)This tearoom may be small and unassuming but it has lots to boast about. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What other industry can boast this and make the world a better place? Times, Sunday Times (2006)We also boast some of the best comedy in the world. The Sun (2010)It may not be able to make the boast much longer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It also boasts two sleek buffet restaurants which are shaded from the sun and wind. The Sun (2009)It was his proud boast that he could master any mechanical operation simply by studying how others did it. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)And he boasts his side are often so dominant in matches that he does not need a shower afterwards. The Sun (2013)Added to that were the environmental constraints for a city that boasts of being the green capital of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This one boasts more than 60 great festive songs. The Sun (2013)This was a city that boasted five-storey apartment blocks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The city boasts that about 200,000 people will benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The internet giant boasts of being one of the world's most ethical firms. The Sun (2013)And the city boasts 24 pistes for all standards of skier. The Sun (2007)On coming ashore their crews came across another English crew who boasted about their unusually high wages. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)The two sides have been boasting of a new garden city, help for bingo halls and a fuel tax freeze. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The runaway Premier League leaders may boast a perfect domestic record. The Sun (2015)Britain may no longer boast the best wine waiter in the world but that is no reflection on the rest of us, according to experts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These guys don't brag and boast about who they are, they go in quiet and come out with the last laugh. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'boast'
British English: boast /bəʊst/ VERB
If someone boasts about something that they have done or that they own, they talk about it very proudly, in a way that other people may find irritating or offensive.
He boasted about his new job.
- American English: boast
- Arabic: يَتَبَاهى
- Brazilian Portuguese: gabar-se
- Chinese: 自夸
- Croatian: hvaliti se
- Czech: vychloubat se
- Danish: prale
- Dutch: opscheppen pochen
- European Spanish: alardear
- Finnish: kerskailla
- French: se vanter de
- German: prahlen
- Greek: καυχιέμαι
- Italian: vantarsi
- Japanese: 自慢する
- Korean: 자랑하다
- Norwegian: skryte
- Polish: pochwalić się
- European Portuguese: gabar-se
- Romanian: a se lăuda
- Russian: хвалить
- Spanish: alardear
- Swedish: skryta
- Thai: พูดยกย่องตัวเองจนเกินไป
- Turkish: böbürlenmek
- Ukrainian: хизуватися
- Vietnamese: khoe khoang
Definition of boast from the Collins English Dictionary
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