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brag

 (brăg)
v. bragged, brag·ging, brags
v.intr.
To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way. See Synonyms at boast1.
v.tr.
To say (something about oneself) boastfully.
n.
1. A boast.
2. Arrogant or boastful speech.
3. Games A card game similar to poker.
adj. brag·ger, brag·gest
Exceptionally fine.

[Middle English braggen, from brag, ostentatious.]

brag′ger n.

brag

(bræɡ)
vb, brags, bragging or bragged
to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
n
1. boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
2. something boasted of: his brag was his new car.
3. a braggart; boaster
4. (Card Games) a card game: an old form of poker
[C13: of unknown origin]
ˈbragger n
ˈbragging n, adj
ˈbraggingly adv

brag

(bræg)

v. bragged, brag•ging,
n., adj. v.i.
1. to use boastful language; boast.
v.t.
2. to declare boastfully.
n.
3. a boast or vaunt.
4. a thing to boast of.
5. a boaster.
6. an old English card game similar to poker.
adj.
7. first-rate.
[1350–1400; Middle English brag (n.) ostentation, braggen (v.)]
brag′ger, n.
syn: See boast1.

brag


Past participle: bragged
Gerund: bragging

Imperative
brag
brag
Present
I brag
you brag
he/she/it brags
we brag
you brag
they brag
Preterite
I bragged
you bragged
he/she/it bragged
we bragged
you bragged
they bragged
Present Continuous
I am bragging
you are bragging
he/she/it is bragging
we are bragging
you are bragging
they are bragging
Present Perfect
I have bragged
you have bragged
he/she/it has bragged
we have bragged
you have bragged
they have bragged
Past Continuous
I was bragging
you were bragging
he/she/it was bragging
we were bragging
you were bragging
they were bragging
Past Perfect
I had bragged
you had bragged
he/she/it had bragged
we had bragged
you had bragged
they had bragged
Future
I will brag
you will brag
he/she/it will brag
we will brag
you will brag
they will brag
Future Perfect
I will have bragged
you will have bragged
he/she/it will have bragged
we will have bragged
you will have bragged
they will have bragged
Future Continuous
I will be bragging
you will be bragging
he/she/it will be bragging
we will be bragging
you will be bragging
they will be bragging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bragging
you have been bragging
he/she/it has been bragging
we have been bragging
you have been bragging
they have been bragging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bragging
you will have been bragging
he/she/it will have been bragging
we will have been bragging
you will have been bragging
they will have been bragging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bragging
you had been bragging
he/she/it had been bragging
we had been bragging
you had been bragging
they had been bragging
Conditional
I would brag
you would brag
he/she/it would brag
we would brag
you would brag
they would brag
Past Conditional
I would have bragged
you would have bragged
he/she/it would have bragged
we would have bragged
you would have bragged
they would have bragged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brag - an instance of boastful talkbrag - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Verb1.brag - show offbrag - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction
Adj.1.brag - exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

brag

verb boast, crow, swagger, vaunt, bluster, talk big (slang), blow your own trumpet, blow your own horn (U.S. & Canad.) He'll probably go around bragging to his friends.

brag

verb
To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
noun
1. An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
2. One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
adjective
Translations
تباهىيَتَفاخَر، يَتَباهى
chlubit se
prale
gorta
力む自慢する
lielītiesplātīties
böbürlenmekövünmek

brag

[bræg]
A. VIjactarse, fanfarronear (about, of, that de de que)
B. N (= boast) → fanfarronada f, bravata f

brag

[ˈbræg] vise vanter
to brag about sth → se vanter de qch

brag

viprahlen, angeben (about, of mit)
vtprahlen; to brag thatprahlen, dass, damit angeben, dass
n
(= boast)Prahlerei f, → Angeberei f
(inf) = braggart

brag

[bræg] vt & vi to brag (about/that)vantarsi (di)

brag

(brӕg) past tense, past participle bragged verb
to boast.
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The Huron shall never brag in his tribe that he has a foot which leaves no print.
I am so rich, I could have given bid for bid with the wealthiest Praetorians at the auction of the Roman empire (which was the world's); and yet I owe for the flesh in the tongue I brag with.
It is an expression of the health and soundness of Nature, a brag for all the world,--healthiness as of a spring burst forth, a new fountain of the Muses, to celebrate this last instant of time.
The page said, further, that dinner was about ended in the great hall by this time, and that as soon as the sociability and the heavy drinking should begin, Sir Kay would have me in and exhibit me before King Arthur and his illustrious knights seated at the Table Round, and would brag about his exploit in capturing me, and would probably exaggerate the facts a little, but it wouldn't be good form for me to correct him, and not over safe, either; and when I was done being exhibited, then ho for the dungeon; but he, Clarence, would find a way to come and see me every now and then, and cheer me up, and help me get word to my friends.
We will leave them to smoke and chat- ter and brag, since we have no further use for them at present.
If you make a brag of your honesty to me,' said the tinker, 'I'll knock your brains out.
Bear in mind then, that Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is a better.
This, Sir Knight,'' said Rebecca, ``is but idle boasting a brag of what you would have done had you not found it convenient to do otherwise.
cried Dick, 'go in months after, and brag that I had meant to thrash the man, and then didn't.
Agelaus shouted to them and said, "My friends, he will soon have to leave off, for Mentor has gone away after having done nothing for him but brag.
The camp bullies and prime trappers of the party began to ruffle up, and to brag, in turn, of their perils and achievements.
It seems HE, too, was only taking a hand in the great game of brag that most of the country had sat down to.