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 for To show off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Show \Show\, v. t. [imp. Showed; p. p. Shownor Showed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Showing. It is sometimes written shew,
     shewed, shewn, shewing.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen,
     shawen, AS. sce['a]wian, to look, see, view; akin to OS.
     scaw?n, OFries. skawia, D. schouwen, OHG. scouw?n, G.
     schauen, Dan. skue, Sw. sk?da, Icel. sko?a, Goth. usskawjan
     to waken, skuggwa a mirror, Icel. skuggy shade, shadow, L.
     cavere to be on one's guard, Gr. ??? to mark, perceive, hear,
     Skr. kavi wise. Cf. Caution, Scavenger, Sheen.]
     1. To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to
        display; -- the thing exhibited being the object, and
        often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing
        seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your
        colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to
        customers).
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              Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest. --Matt.
                                                    viii. 4.
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              Nor want we skill or art from whence to raise
              Magnificence; and what can heaven show more?
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to
        reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
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              Shew them the way wherein they must walk. --Ex.
                                                    xviii. 20.
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              If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will
              shew it thee, and send thee away.     --1 Sam. xx.
                                                    13.
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     3. Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence,
        to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a
        person into a parlor; to show one to the door.
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     4. To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or
        reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to
        evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the
        causes of an event.
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              I 'll show my duty by my timely care. --Dryden.
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     5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
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              Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.
                                                    --Ex. xx. 6.
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     To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim.
  
     To show his paces, to exhibit the gait, speed, or the like;
        -- said especially of a horse.
  
     To show off, to exhibit ostentatiously.
  
     To show up, to expose. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Show \Show\, v. i. [Written also shew.]
     1. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to
        look; to be in appearance; to seem.
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              Just such she shows before a rising storm. --Dryden.
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              All round a hedge upshoots, and shows
              At distance like a little wood.       --Tennyson.
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     2. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or
        unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
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              My lord of York, it better showed with you. --Shak.
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     To show off, to make a show; to display one's self.
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