hacer alarde de

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to show off
Carlos tiene muy buena memoria y le gusta hacer alarde de todo lo que sabe.Carlos has a very good memory and likes to show off how much he knows.
b. to display
El dictador hacía alarde de su poder en cuanto tenía ocasión de ello.The dictator displayed his power whenever he had the chance.
c. to flaunt
Se nota que son nuevos ricos, siempre están haciendo alarde de sus casas y de sus carros.You can tell they're nouveau riche. They're always flaunting their houses and cars.
d. to boast about
Están muy orgullosos de todo lo que ha conseguido su hijo y hacen alarde de ello continuamente.They're very proud of everything their son has achieved and are constantly boasting about it.
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