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 for crowing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed
     Crowed+({Crown">(kr[=o]d); p. p. Crowed ({Crown (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Crowing.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G.
     kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.]
     1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either
        in joy, gayety, or defiance. "The cock had crown."
        --Bayron.
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              The morning cock crew loud.           --Shak.
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     2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
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     3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
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              The sweetest little maid,
              That ever crowed for kisses.          --Tennyson.
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     To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
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              Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  crowing \crowing\ adj.
     1. same as bragging.
  
     Syn: boastful, braggart(prenominal), bragging(prenominal),
          braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, self-aggrandizing,
          vainglorious.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crowing
      adj 1: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful,
             braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big,
             cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-
             aggrandising]
      n 1: an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his
           fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
           [syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing,
           line-shooting, gasconade]

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