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Phrasal Verbs

show off

This page is about the phrasal verb show off

Meaning

to do something to get attention or admiration, but in a way that annoys some people

For example

  • show off She only bought that expensive phone to show off, you know. She can't even use it properly.

  • show off The main reason they formed the band was to show off in front of the girls at school.

Note:
Usually used in a negative or critical way, to express dislike of the way someone is behaving.

Quick Quiz

Mark loves to show off. He's always trying to

a. impress people

b. avoid people

c. annoy people

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