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grandstand

grand·stand

grandstand

 
pronunciation:
graend staend
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rows of seats for spectators at a sports stadium, racetrack, or the like; often, a roofed section of the stands.
similar words:
stand
definition 2: those people who sit in a grandstand, or the spectators generally.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: grandstanded, grandstanding, grandstands
definition: to act in a pretentious manner so as to call attention to oneself and impress those who are watching; show off.
similar words:
show off
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, in, or as if in a grandstand.
definition 2: (informal) done in a pretentious manner so as to show off.
derivation: grandstander (n.)
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