[ verb ] display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
"he showed off his new sports car"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Her mother , now dead , was my good friend and when she came to tell us about her plans and to show_off her ring I had a sobering wish to say something meaningful to her , something her mother would wish said .(The Providence Journal...)
All this will serve to show_off the Ory style in fine fashion and is a must for those who want to collect elements of the old-time jazz before it is too late to lay_hands_on the gems .(The New York Times...)
But for all the manifest intention to `` show_off '' , this was a circus with a difference , for instead of descending in quality to what is known as a popular level , it added further to the evidence that this is a very great dancing company .(Robert Deardorff, "Step by Step Through Istanbul"...)
Whole blocks are disappearing and more are scheduled to vanish to make room for wide boulevards that will show_off its treasures to better advantage - the great domes and graceful spires of its mosques , the panorama of the Bosphorus and the Golden_Horn .