See parent entry: → show
- 1verb + adverblucirsehe loves showing off in front of the girlsle encanta lucirse delante de las chicasstop showing offdéjate de hacer tonterías or gracias
- 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (display for admiration)(wealth/talent/knowledge)he wanted to show off his new car
hacer alarde dequería lucirse con su coche nuevoquería fardar (Spain) or (Colombia) (Venezuela) pantallear con su coche nuevo [colloquial]to show something off
tosomebodymostrarle or enseñarle orgullosamente algo2.2 (display to advantage) the paintings are not shown off to their best advantage aalguienlos cuadros no lucen todo lo que podrían
- [colloquial]fantasma (masculine or feminine) (Spain) [colloquial]fardón (-dona) (masculine, feminine) (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- My arts degree days were essentially high school with more complicated essay questions, featuring the usual parade of show-offs and kiss-asses, vain and lazy professors, and some good people too.
- Irwin also remarked on a gallery practice that has occasionally allowed show-offs to pretend they own something that they have no intention of paying for.
- Some reviewers have recoiled in horror from the film, denouncing von Trier as a misogynist, a fake, a show-off, an incompetent director, and worse.
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