HyperDic: shoot_a_line

English > 1 sense of the expression shoot a line:
VERBcommunicationshoot a line, boast, tout, swash, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeshow off
English > shoot a line: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow off.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymsboast, tout, swash, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade
Narrowergloat, triumph, crowDwell on with satisfaction
puffspeak in a blustering or scornful manner
Broaderoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Spanishalardear, bravear, dragonear, fachendear, fanfarronear, farolear, gallardear, gloriarse, jactarse, ostentar, presumir, ufanarse, vanagloriarse
Catalanfanfarronejar, gallejar, jactar-se, vanar-se

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