boast用作不及物动词时,意为“自夸”“自吹自擂”,常接介词of或about; 用作及物动词时可跟简单宾语,也可跟that从句。接以“(to be)+ n./adj. ”充当补足语的复合宾语时则表示“自诩是”“自夸是”。
Don’t boast and don’t be modest.
That’s nothing to boast about.
Nobody should boast of his learning.
He never boasted of his cleverness.
Don’t believe him; he is just boasting.
He boasted that he could run very fast.
Our school can boast of a fine swimming pool.
Our school library boasts quite a few rare books.
The town boasts a world-famous art gallery.
That brother of yours is full of boasts.
His boast is that he is the best.
It was his proud boast that he had never missed a day’s work because of illness.
It is his boast that he has never been late for work.
Don’t believe him; he’s just boasting.
Some people are always boasting.
He boasts too much.
She boasts her skill.
Our village boasts a new school building.
Our school can now boast a fine swimming pool.
The town boasts a beautiful lake.
The new computer boasts a number of distinctive features.
The man boasted that he has ever attended that famous battle.
He boasted that he could easily beat his opponent at the election.
He boasted that he could speak six languages fluently.
He boasts that he is one of the best shots in the country.
He boasted that it was the most expensive film ever made.
He boasted what a clever boy his son was.
He boasted himself a fashion expert.
He boasted himself to be the best basketball player.
He boasted to newsmen,“I’m the best long distance runner in the region.”
He is full of boasts.
His boast that he could drink ten pints of beer impressed nobody.
Her daughter is her boast.