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Re: Crow over

Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 11, 2007

In Reply to: Crow over posted by Arpita on December 11, 2007

: What is the meaning of "to crow over"

to crow

To brag, boast, or triumph. To crow over any one; to keep him in subjection: an image drawn from a cock, who crows over a vanquished enemy. To pluck a crow; to reprove any one for a fault committed, to settle a dispute. To strut like a crow in a gutter; to walk proudly, or with an air of consequence.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.