show off
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to boast)
a. alardear
Be proud of your accomplishments without showing off.Siéntete orgullosa de tus logros sin alardear.
b. presumir
I always liked to show off in front of girls when I was young.Siempre me gustaba presumir delante de las chicas cuando era joven.
c. fanfarronear
It turns out people think less of you if you show off.Resulta que la gente tiene peor opinión de ti si fanfarroneas.
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
2. (to display showily)
a. hacer alarde de
He drove around the school to show off his new car.Anduvo paseando por la escuela para hacer alarde de su carro nuevo.
b. exhibir
The paparazzi were taking photos of the celebrity showing off her body on the beach.Los paparazzi tomaban fotos de la famosa que exhibía su cuerpo en la playa.
c. ostentar
Now that his achievements were long forgotten, he would show off his medals once and again.Ahora que sus logros eran cosa del pasado, ostentaba sus medallas una y otra vez.
3. (to flatter)
a. hacer resaltar
What a great photo! It really shows off your figure.¡Qué foto más buena! Verdaderamente hace resaltar tu figura.
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show off
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. alardear de
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. alardear, fanfarronear
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show off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
presumir; darse tono
to show off in front of one's friends presumir or darse tono delante de las amistades; stop showing off! ¡no presumas!
transitive verb
1 [+beauty etc] hacer resaltar; destacar
2 (display) hacer alarde de; ostentar
he wanted to show off his new car
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