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brag

División en sílabas: brag
Pronunciación: /braɡ
 
/

Definición de brag en inglés:

verbo (brags, bragging, bragged)

[reporting verb]
Say in a boastful manner: [with direct speech]: “I found them,” she bragged [with clause]: he brags that he wrote 300 pages in 10 days [no object]: they were bragging about how easy it had been
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • People bragged about their impeccable references and newly renovated websites that would maximize their client base.
  • As a great hunter he bragged about his nighttime sharp shooting.
  • He later bragged that he was the only performer ever to get a complex comic scene right without needing a second take.
Sinónimos
boast, crow, swagger, swank, bluster, gloat, show off;
blow one's own horn, sing one's own praises
informal talk big, bloviate, lay it on thick

sustantivo

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1A gambling card game that is a simplified form of poker.
Example sentences
  • The basic game of three card brag was one of the games described by Hoyle, and therefore dates from the late eighteenth century or earlier.
  • At a game of three card brag at work once, I had a prial of threes (top hand) and my opponent had a prial of aces (next highest).
  • Men of all walks of life clustered around the tables in the spacious downstairs to play brag, Three-Card-Monte and Chuck-a-Luck on the off chance of making a fortune.
2 [in singular] A boastful statement; an act of talking boastfully.
Example sentences
  • Don't ask them - or their insurers - what they think of Guinness and his little book of brags.
  • ‘Girls I would like to speak to you in my room,’ - mom interrupted Penny's brags and we went up to mom's room.
  • Two months more of big brags and felonious facts.

adjetivo

[attributive] US informal Volver al principio  
Excellent; first-rate: that was my brag heifer
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • These pups should make excellent prospects for trialing or be true brag dogs in the future.
  • I kind of like having an outcross pedigree to all of the big "brag" bulls so I guess I don't have any incentive falsify the registration papers.

Origen

Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'boastful'): of unknown origin (French braguer is recorded only later).

Derivados

bragger

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • He had no use for cheaters or braggers or loafers.
  • Lash a few beers into them though and they become braggers of the highest order and will admit and confess to the crimes they have committed.
  • I just don't like it when braggers such as you rub my loss in my face!

braggingly

2
adverbio
Example sentences
  • If, instead, you ask someone, ‘What can be done to generate braggingly happy customers?’
  • The composer admitted to the effect on this work of the raw, insolent and braggingly sung songs of the French Revolution - Ça Ira and La Carmagnole.
  • On the Web site, the creators braggingly post their successful deceptions.

Words that rhyme with brag

bag, blag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, fag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, shag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag

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