English version

show off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshow off phrasal verb1 SHOW OFFto try to make people admire your abilities, achievements, or possessions – used to show disapprovalshow-off He couldn’t resist showing off on the tennis court.2 show something ↔ offSHOW OFF to show something to a lot of people because you are very proud of it a picture of the restaurant’s owners showing off their award3 show something ↔ offSUIT/LOOK GOOD TOGETHER if one thing shows off something else, it makes the other thing look especially attractive syn complement The white dress showed off her dark skin beautifully. show→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
show offShe raised her wrist, showing off a sparkling diamond bracelet.Billy, please stop showing off and sit down quietly!He doesn't usually drive as fast as this. He's just showing off because you're here.At last, this was a chance to show off her talents before a real audience.I think he was trying to show off in front of the girls.He wanted to show his daughter off to everybody.We used to wear as much make-up as we dared, in order to show off to our friends.
show-offˈshow-off noun [countable] informal  SHOW OFFsomeone who always tries to show how clever or skilled they are so that other people will admire them – often used to show disapproval She’s a bit of a show-off.
Examples from the Corpus
show-offYou have to be a bit of a show-off to be an actor.Peacocks and nightingales are aesthetic show-offs.The lesson of Trafalgar Square 2000 was that 3000 fearless anarchists were kept in check by one scantily clad show-off.Dave can be a real show-off at times.Dominic's show-off fact: He was the youngest person ever to run for London Mayor.It can encourage the show-off in us.That was the way to deal with show-offs like Olivia Onions.
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Verb table
show
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshow
he, she, itshows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shown
he, she, ithas shown
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shown
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill show
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shown
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam showing
he, she, itis showing
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you, we, theyare showing
Past
I, he, she, itwas showing
you, we, theywere showing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been showing
he, she, ithas been showing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been showing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be showing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been showing
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