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  • v. To exhibit the best attributes of something.
  • v. To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism.
  • n. one who shows off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously


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  • Let me make it all smooth to really show off that fairy-light color.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • Wakefield was wearing sun-bleached cowboy boots and weathered jeans, and his blue-and-white-striped Oxford shirt was unbuttoned far enough to show off his deeply tanned chest.

    The Panic Virus

  • For Steve, a thirty-seven-year veteran employee of the State of Ohio, it was a tremendous honor to show off his family to government officials, including his boss in the Department of Mental Hygiene and Correction, Martin Janis, and Governor James Rhodes, like Steve a lifelong Republican.

    First Man

  • Feverish and depressed, I lay on my bed as Vera tended me, seeming happy to show off her professional skills.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • All wore similar black suits with white shirts, as if to better show off their peacock women, and all offered to kiss Jessicas hand.


  • One thing it takes is a strong presence at industry shows such as COMDEX—annual events that display the wares, show off innovations, and provide opportunities for networking and job hunting.


  • The best way to show off my summer training is to bust out a blistering time in the forty-yard dashthe measuring stick for speed in football.


  • What kind of a Jewish woman wears pants to show off her tochas?

    Roseanne Archy

  • The event was scheduled after nightfall because the designer wanted dark skies over the glass ceiling in the Grand Palais – all the better to show off his neon-outlined set, complete with perspex street lights and twinkling black floor.

    Statue of Coco sets scene for Chanel show

  • Marquinez paused in front of a gilt-framed mirror to check that his wavy black hair was in place, then crossed to his wide-arched window to show off the view.

    Sharpe's Devil


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