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boast



Pronunciation: (bōst), [key]
v.i.
1. to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself.
2. to speak with pride (often fol. by of): He boasted of his family's wealth.

v.t.
1. to speak of with excessive pride or vanity: He boasts himself a genius.
2. to be proud in the possession of: The town boasts a new school.

n.
1. a thing boasted of; a cause for pride: Talent is his boast. It is her boast that she has never betrayed a friend.
2. exaggerated or objectionable speech; bragging: empty boasts and threats.

boast



Pronunciation: (bōst), [key]
v.t. Masonry.
to dress or shape (stone) roughly.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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