to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.
to speak with pride (often followed by of):
He boasted of his family’s wealth.
to speak of with excessive pride or vanity:
He boasts himself a genius.
to be proud in the possession of:
The town boasts a new school.
a thing boasted of; a cause for pride:
Talent is his boast. It is her boast that she has never betrayed a friend.
exaggerated or objectionable speech; bragging:
empty boasts and threats.
to dress or shape (stone) roughly.
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(intransitive; sometimes foll by of or about) to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms of one’s possessions, skills, or superior qualities; brag
(transitive) to possess (something to be proud of): the city boasts a fine cathedral
a bragging statement
a possession, attribute, attainment, etc, that is or may be bragged about
(transitive) to shape or dress (stone) roughly with a broad chisel
a stroke in which the ball is hit on to one of the side walls before hitting the front wall
to hit (the ball) in this way or make such a stroke
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