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gloat
American English: /ɡloʊt/
British English: /ɡləʊt/

intransitive verb

  • to gloat (over something)
    regodearse or refocilarse (con algo)
    they gloated over her failure/suffering
    se regodeaban or se refocilaban con su fracaso/sufrimiento
    he gloats over his success
    se deleita or se regodea con su éxito
    Example sentences
    • This helped me to be a great deal less judgmental and to avoid gloating at the misfortune of others.
    • My company launched a woman's forum, newspapers gloated over successful women and hotels and boutiques offered discounts to lady patrons.
    • Smiling to herself, she gloated silently in her triumph of being the first one in the kitchen; therefore having first dibs on all of the food.

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