Definition Of boast


(in squash) a stroke in which the ball is made to hit one of the sidewalls before hitting the front wall.

His favourite ploy was a backhand boast pulling Beachill to the front right corner and whatever Beachill did with that tight ball, Parke was ready.

(of a person, place, or thing) possess (a feature that is a source of pride).

the hotel boasts high standards of comfort

an act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction.

I said I would score, and it wasn't an idle boast

talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.

Ted used to boast, “I manage ten people”

Example Of boast

  • A decline in education quality have made students less inclined to boast about achievements.

  • A prouder boast would be that it was ‘the most patriotic’.

  • an empty boast

  • an idle boast

  • Barker demonstrated his state of mind with a backhand boast into the tin to close out the 11 minute game.

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