show off

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to show off (third-person singular simple present shows off, present participle showing off, simple past showed off, past participle shown off or showed off)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To exhibit the best attributes of something.
    Grocery stores show off their produce by placing the most attractive specimens in front.
  2. (transitive and intransitive, idiomatic) To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism.
    She loves to show off her driving prowess.
    She loves to show off when she gets behind the wheel of a car.



show off (plural show offs)

  1. one who shows off.

Related terms[edit]

show-off, show, show up