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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: bost 'boasting'

boast

1 verb
     
boast1
1 [intransitive and transitive] to talk too proudly about your abilities, achievements, or possessions:
'I wouldn't be afraid,' she boasted.
boast that
Amy boasted that her son was a genius.
boast about
He's boasting about how much money he has made.
boast of
The company is inclined to boast of its success.
2 [transitive not in progressive] if a place, object, or organization boasts something, it has something that is very good:
The city boasts two excellent museums.
The Society boasts 3000 members worldwide.
boaster noun [countable]

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