Show off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈʃoʊ ˈɒf|  American pronunciation of the word show off
Brit.  |ˈʃəʊɒf|  British pronunciation of the word show off

verb

- display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously (syn: flash, flaunt, swank)

Examples

A plain black background shows the diamonds off best.

Don't take any notice of the children's behaviour, they're just showing off.

...the athletes warmed up, happily showing off for the crowd before the match officially started...

...she just wants to show off her new jewelry...

On Friday nights, teenagers cruise the main street in town to show off their cars.

...couldn't wait to show off her fiancé to all of her relatives...

She was proud to show off her new evening finery.

...an opulent upper crust that liked to show off its possessions...

She splayed her fingers to show off her manicure.

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