- v. 自夸；吹牛；以...为荣
- n. 自夸；引以为荣的事物
- vi. 夸口; 吹嘘 praise oneself; speak with exaggeration and pride, especially about oneself
- vt. 以拥有…而自豪 be proud in the procession of
- [C]自夸的话 boastful statement
- [C]引以为荣的事物,令人满意的原因 thing that one is proud of; cause for satisfaction
speaking of yourself in superlatives
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;
"she was sporting a new hat"
- Don't boast and don't be modest.
- That's nothing to boast about.
- Nobody should boast of his learning.
- He never boasted of his cleverness.
- Don't believe him; he is just boasting.
- He boasted that he could run very fast.
- Our school can boast of a fine swimming pool.
- Our school library boasts quite a few rare books.
- The town boasts a world-famous art gallery.
- That brother of yours is full of boasts.
- His boast is that he is the best.
- It was his proud boast that he had never missed a day's work because of illness.
- It is his boast that he has never been late for work.
- Don't believe him; he's just boasting.
- Some people are always boasting.
- He boasts too much.
- She boasts her skill.
- Our village boasts a new school building.
- Our school can now boast a fine swimming pool.
- The town boasts a beautiful lake.
- The new computer boasts a number of distinctive features.
- The man boasted that he has ever attended that famous battle.
- He boasted that he could easily beat his opponent at the election.
- He boasted that he could speak six languages fluently.
- He boasts that he is one of the best shots in the country.
- He boasted that it was the most expensive film ever made.
- He boasted what a clever boy his son was.
- He boasted himself a fashion expert.
- He boasted himself to be the best basketball player.
- He boasted to newsmen,“I'm the best long distance runner in the region.”
- He is full of boasts.
- His boast that he could drink ten pints of beer impressed nobody.
- Her daughter is her boast.
- boast about〔of〕 (v.+prep.)
夸耀,吹嘘 speak too proudly of sth
boast about〔of〕 sth/v-ing/wh-clause
She never boasts about〔of〕 her talent.
He boasts of〔about〕 having a fine voice.
She often boasts about her children.
It is unpleasant to hear him boast about his own abilities.
He's always boasting about how clever his children are.
She boasts of her high grades in school.
He boasted of having passed the examination.
The Victorian Age is often boasted of as an age of progress.
- boast too much 大话说得太多
- boast well 很好地夸耀
- boast arrogantly 高傲地自吹自擂
- boast blatantly 厚颜地自夸
- boast exuberantly 大肆吹嘘
- boast idly 无聊地自夸
- boast laughingly 嘲笑地自夸
- boast proudly 自吹自擂
- boast about 夸耀…
- boast about doing sth 夸耀其做了某事
- boast about one's own country 夸耀自己的国家
- boast about one's success 夸耀自己的成功
- boast of one's deeds 夸耀自己的业绩
- boast of being an expert 自称是专家
- boast of one's skill 夸耀自己的技能
- make a boast 自吹自擂,夸口
The swell'd boast Of him that best could speak.出自：Cymbeline , Shakespeare
They soon found such a boast was vain indeed.出自： E. A. Freeman
- boast用作不及物动词时,意为“自夸”“自吹自擂”,常接介词of或about; 用作及物动词时可跟简单宾语,也可跟that从句。接以“(to be)+ n./adj. ”充当补足语的复合宾语时则表示“自诩是”“自夸是”。
- boast about, boast of
- The old woman often boasts about her grandson.
- The old woman often boasts of her grand- son's high grades in school.
- 那老太太常常夸耀她孙子学习成绩 优秀。
- boast, brag, glory
- 1.boast既可作“吹嘘”解,也可作“以…为自豪”解; 而brag只作“吹嘘”解,无“以…自豪”之义; glory只可作“自豪”“得意”解,不含“吹嘘,吹牛”之义。
- 2.boast和brag都可用作及物或不及物动词; 而glory只用作不及物动词,且多和in连用。
- 3.boast指并非全无根据地“吹嘘”; 而brag则指毫无事实依据地乱“吹”。