English - Vietnamese Dictionary
boast /boust/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự khoe khoang
- to make boast of something: khoe khoang cái gì
- niềm tự kiêu, niềm kiêu hãnh
- great boast, small roast
- (tục ngữ) trăm voi không được bát nước xáo
- danh từ
- tự kiêu, lấy làm kiêu hãnh (về cái gì)
+speaking of yourself in superlatives
+wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
Advanced English Dictionary
1 brag, bragging:
They did not make good their boasts of being the fastest in the competition.
2 brag, vaunt, crow, show off, Colloq US blow or toot one's (own) horn or trumpet; Slang lay it on thick, talk big:
He boasted that he was the best poker player in the casino.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (about / of sth) to talk with too much pride about sth that you have or can do: [V] I don't want to boast, but I can actually speak six languages. + She is always boasting about how wonderful her children are. + He openly boasted of his skill as a burglar. + [V that] Sam boasted that she could beat anyone at poker. [also V speech]
2 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) (written) to have sth that is impressive and that you can be proud of: The hotel also boasts two swimming pools and a golf course. + Rhodes boasts 300 days of sunshine a year.
~ (that ...) (often disapproving) something that a person talks about in a very proud way, often to seem more important or clever: Despite his boasts that his children were brilliant, neither of them went to college. + It was her proud boast that she had never missed a day's work because of illness. + Her claim that she could beat us all was clearly no idle / empty boast (= it was true).
proud | empty, idle, vain
VERB + BOAST
a boast he made about his achievements
| ~ of
her boast of having seen all the countries of Africa verb
1 talk with too much pride
He openly boasted of his talents.
2 have sth good/impressive
This is a region which proudly boasts its own distinct culture.
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