to crow over

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed
   (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."
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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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