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brag

[brag] /bræg/
verb (used without object), bragged, bragging.
1.
to use boastful language; boast:
He bragged endlessly about his high score.
verb (used with object), bragged, bragging.
2.
to boast of:
He bragged that he had won.
noun
3.
a boast or vaunt.
4.
a thing to boast of.
5.
a boaster.
6.
an old English card game similar to poker.
adjective
7.
Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English brag (noun) ostentation, arrogance, braggen (v.); of obscure origin
Related forms
braggingly, adverb
bragless, adjective
outbrag, verb (used with object), outbragged, outbragging.
overbrag, verb, overbragged, overbragging.
unbragging, adjective
Synonyms
1. See boast1 .
Antonyms
2. depreciate.
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Examples for bragged
  • Since they are unlikely to work, their only value is political and they may as well be bragged up.
  • Algae s bragged-up solar complement is likely washed out during algae-oil s production and processing logistics.
  • He bragged about never having been elected to office.
  • She bragged about the five steps she had taken around her room that day.
  • He never ran with a gang or bragged about his exploits.
  • She bragged about whatever she did that would excite or upset the listener or reader of her adventures.
  • The students bragged of their plan by posting photographs of themselves and their pipe bombs on the web.
  • He bragged that this treatment was quite effective as he had a low mortality rate among his patients.
  • Signed statements indicated that he bragged about knowing how to get his way with his boss.
  • He bragged of personally killing thirty enemy soldiers.
British Dictionary definitions for bragged

brag

/bræɡ/
verb brags, bragging, bragged
1.
to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
noun
2.
boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
3.
something boasted of his brag was his new car
4.
a braggart; boaster
5.
a card game: an old form of poker
Derived Forms
bragger, noun
bragging, noun, adjective
braggingly, adverb
Word Origin
C13: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for bragged
brag
mid-14c., braggen, origin obscure, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet. Other sources suggest O.N. bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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