- vt. 夸口说，自吹自擂说；以有…而自豪
- n. 自夸；值得夸耀的事物，引以为荣的事物
- vi. 自吹自擂
- n. (Boast)人名；(英)博斯特
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1. 谐音: 抱死他，拥抱是不会死的。=> 吹牛。
2. boast 【联系boost 提高，增加，举，抬】自吹自擂 -----吹牛吹上了天。
来自PIE *bheu, 膨胀，鼓起，吹。词源同bucket, 圆木桶。
- boast:  The immediate source of boast appears to be Anglo-Norman bost, but where it came from before that is far from clear; German dialect bauste(r)n ‘swell’ has been compared, suggesting that it could be of Germanic origin. To begin with it meant ‘loud or threatening talk’ as well as ‘bragging’.
- boast (n.)
- mid-13c., "arrogance, presumption, pride, vanity;" c. 1300, "a brag, boastful speech," from Anglo-French bost "ostentation," probably via Scandinavian (compare Norwegian baus "proud, bold, daring"), from Proto-Germanic *bausia "to blow up, puff up, swell" (cognates: Middle High German bus "swelling," dialectal German baustern "to swell;" Middle Dutch bose, Dutch boos "evil, wicked, angry," Old High German bosi "worthless, slanderous," German böse "evil, bad, angry"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of root *beu-, *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see bull (n.2)).
The notion apparently is of being "puffed up" with pride; compare Old English belgan "to become angry, offend, provoke," belg "anger, arrogance," from the same root as bellows and belly (n.). Related: Boasted; boasting. An Old English word for "boasting" was micelsprecende, "big talk."
- boast (v.)
- early 14c., "to brag, speak arrogantly;" from the same source as boast (n.). Related: Boasted; boasting.
- 1. We remember our mother's stern instructions not to boast.
- 2. This year's festival can boast a decently long list of sponsors.
- 3. His statement isn't merely an idle boast.
- 4. I don't want to boast, but I can actually speak six languages.
- 5. It is nothing to boast of.
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