boast


boast
1. I
it is foolish to boast хвастаться глупо; he loves to boast он любит прихвастнуть; without wishing to boast I must say... без всякого хвастовства я должен сказать...
2. II
boast In some manner b oldly (justly, blatanly, etc.) нагло и т. д. хвастаться; he's been boasting too much он слишком расхвастался
3. III
boast smth. book. boast a fine library (a school, a swimming pool, etc.) гордиться прекрасной библиотекой и т. д.; the village boasted a good school это село могло похвастаться хорошей школой; the society boasts among its members two greatest names in contemporary letters среди своих членов это общество с гордостью называет два величайших имени в современной литературе; he boasts a first edition of Milton он является гордым обладателем первого издания Мильтона; this house boasts no spare room в этом доме нет ни одной лишней /свободной/ комнаты
4. XVI
1) boast about /of/ smth. boast about one's success (about one's country. about one's social standing, of one's learning. of one's exploits, of one's house, etc.) хвалиться I хвастаться/ своими успехами и т. д.; he loved to boast to his neighbours about the successes of his sun он любил хвалиться перед соседями успехами сына
2) boast of smth. boast of a fine library (of a beautiful church, of a new town hall, etc.) гордиться прекрасной библиотекой и т. д.; they can't boast of common sense здравым смыслом они похвастаться не могут; that's nothing to boast of, it's not a thing our can boast of этим не стоит /нечего/ хвастаться /гордиться/; the dinner was nothing to boast of спи. обед был так себе, похвастаться нечем
5. XVII
boast of doing smth. boast of having a fine voice (of swimming across the river, of being the best billiard-player in the town, etc.) хвалиться /хвастаться/ тем, что у тебя хороший голос /хорошим голосом/ и т. д.
6. XXV
boast that... boast that one is a good shot (that one knows everything about it., etc.) хвастаться /хвалиться/, что ты хорошо стреляешь /хороший стрелок/ и т. д.' he boasts that he will easily win он хвастается, что выиграет без труда /запросто/ abs "I'd not have waited", he boasted "Я бы не стал ждать",- хвастливо заметил он

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • boast — vb Boast, brag, vaunt, crow, gasconade mean to give vent in speech to one s pride in oneself or something (as family, connections, race, or accomplishments) intimately connected with oneself. Boast and vaunt are often used transitively as well as …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • boast — boast·ful; boast·ing·ly; boast·less; boast; boast·er; boast·ful·ly; boast·ful·ness; un·boast·fully; …   English syllables

  • Boast — Boast, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boasting}.] [OE. bosten, boosten, v., bost, boost, n., noise, boasting; cf. G. bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten, Dan. puste, Sw. pusta, to blow, Sw. p[ o]sa to swell; or W. bostio to boast …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boast — Boast, v. t. 1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self commendation; to extol. [1913 Webster] Lest bad men should boast Their specious deeds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To display… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boast — Boast, n. 1. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging. [1913 Webster] Reason and morals? and where live they most, In Christian comfort, or in Stoic boast! Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, sometimes of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boast — [n] brag; source of pride avowal, bluster, bombast, braggadocio, bravado, exaggeration, gasconade, grandiloquence, heroics, joy, pretension, pride, pride and joy, self satisfaction, swank, treasure, vaunt; concepts 410,710 Ant. deprecation,… …   New thesaurus

  • boast — boast1 [bōst] vt. [< ?] to do preliminary shaping on (sculpture, stonework, etc.) with a broad chisel boast2 [bōst] vi. [ME bosten < bost, n. < Anglo Fr; prob. via Gmc * bausia (cf. Norw baus, bold, haughty), ult. < IE * bhōu , var.… …   English World dictionary

  • Boast — Boast, v. t. [Of uncertain etymology.] 1. (Masonry) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel. Weale. [1913 Webster] 2. (Sculp.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boast|er — 1 «BOHS tuhr», noun. a person who boasts; braggart. boast|er 2 «BOHS tuhr», noun. a broad faced chisel, used especially in sculpting …   Useful english dictionary

  • boast — index bluster (speech), exaggeration, flaunt, include, jactation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • boast — ► VERB 1) talk about oneself with excessive pride. 2) possess (a feature that is a source of pride). ► NOUN ▪ an act of boasting. DERIVATIVES boaster noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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