So have gasoline prices across the United States, dampening what had been a favorite bragging point for Mr. Biden in recent months.
—New York Times
It said the firm was “thrilled to partner with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to brag on the state we love and call home.”
The new details also provide further evidence of Trump’s abiding obsession with the Kim letters, which he often bragged about and would show off to friends.
blow,bluster,boast,gas,gasconade,shoot a line,swash,tout,vaunt,bragging,crow,crowing,gasconade,line-shooting,vaporing,boss
When you’re bragging, you’re boasting. If you can’t stop talking about your fancy new shoes, that’s bragging.
Ever notice how some people are full of themselves and constantly telling you about the great things they’ve done? Those folks like to brag. Bragging is a verbal kind of showing off. We all do it sometimes, and it’s almost always annoying when other people do it. A specific boast can be called a brag. Athletes often brag before big games. But only the winners can brag after, because they backed up their words.
Usually, he would parade around bragging to all the neighbors that I got another gift from my American friend.
—I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
She says ’tis easy to see they’re not used to having anything the way they brag about everything.
—Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
Then ’cause it was my brother and I figured I could brag a little, “Actually, really well. I like it. And he says I’m good at it.”
—The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
brag (v.)late 14c., braggen "to make a loud sound," also "to talk boastfully," of obscure origin, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet and imitative, or related to the Middle English adjective brag "ostentatious, proud; spirited, brave" (early 14c.), which probably is from Celtic, and is the source of the surname Bragg (attested from mid-13c.). Perhaps a merger of the two. Other sources suggest Old Norse bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry." Also see braggart for another possibility, but French brague seems too late to be the source. Related: Bragged; bragging.Related entries & more
brag (v.)late 14c., braggen “发出响亮的声音”，也“夸夸其谈”，起源晦涩，可能与小号的响动和模仿有关，或与中古英语形容词 brag “ostentatious,骄傲；精神振奋，勇敢”（14 世纪早期），这可能来自凯尔特人，并且是布拉格姓氏的来源（从 13 世纪中期证明）。也许是两者的合并。其他资料表明，古诺尔斯语 bragr “最好的，（任何事物中的）敬酒”，也是“诗歌”。另请参阅 braggart 以获得另一种可能性，但法国 brague 似乎为时已晚，无法成为来源。相关：吹牛；吹牛。相关条目及更多
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