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BRAG (bragged, bragging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brag mean? 

BRAG (noun)
  The noun BRAG has 1 sense:

1. an instance of boastful talk

  Familiarity information: BRAG used as a noun is very rare.


BRAG (adjective)
  The adjective BRAG has 1 sense:

1. exceptionally good

  Familiarity information: BRAG used as an adjective is very rare.


BRAG (verb)
  The verb BRAG has 1 sense:

1. show off

  Familiarity information: BRAG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRAG (noun)


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Meaning:

An instance of boastful talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

brag; vaporing; line-shooting; gasconade; crowing; bragging; crow

Context examples:

his brag is worse than his fight / whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade

Hypernyms ("brag" is a kind of...):

boast; boasting; jactitation; self-praise (speaking of yourself in superlatives)


BRAG (adjective)


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Meaning:

Exceptionally good

Synonyms:

boss; brag

Context examples:

a boss hand at carpentry / his brag cornfield

Similar:

superior (of high or superior quality or performance)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


BRAG (verb)


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Meaning:

Show off

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

vaunt; shoot a line; gasconade; brag; boast; gas; bluster; tout; swash; blow

Hypernyms (to "brag" is one way to...):

amplify; exaggerate; hyerbolise; hyperbolize; magnify; overdraw; overstate (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "brag"):

puff (speak in a blustering or scornful manner)

crow; gloat; triumph (dwell on with satisfaction)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to somebody


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