First Known Use of show-off
Examples of show off in a Sentence
the athletes warmed up, happily showing off for the crowd before the match officially started
she just wants to show off her new jewelry
Recent Examples of show off from the Web
Muscle cars, dragsters, customs and more will be shown off at the Soccer Sportsplex.
The staff, who are huge fans of the songstress, show off the accommodations—including a clean and private master bedroom with good lighting.
The state highway department will show off its plans next week to eventually add two lanes to U.S. 11 between Gause Boulevard and Interstate 12 and replace the old overpass spanning the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
The galleries will show off a range of artifacts and ephemera that demonstrate the strong connection between the Abbey and the monarchy.
Led by coach Richard Barrett's Wing-T offense, Kennedale can show off two, three or even four runners.
Farrah Stephen, from left, Patrick Stephen Jr., and Patrick Stephen Sr. show off the Got Robot?
The volunteers will be showing off a daffodil demonstration garden, there will be horticultural presentations by Master Gardeners, the Camerata Musica Singers will be performing and potted flowers will be for sale.
For Putin, a Syrian expedition would show off Russian military prowess, safeguard Moscow's toehold in the Mediterranean and outmaneuver the Obama administration.
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First Known Use of show off
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SHOW-OFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of show-off for English Language Learners
: a person who tries to impress other people with his or her abilities or possessions
SHOW-OFF Defined for Kids
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