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gloat over something

to rejoice smugly over something; to be glad that something unfortunate has happened to someone else. He gloated over his good luck in a way that made all of us angry. Please don't gloat over my misfortune.

gloat over

v.
To feel or express great pleasure or self-satisfaction about something, especially smugly or maliciously: I wish you wouldn't gloat over winning that chess game.
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Much printing ink has been consumed and tons of carbon generated as politicians broadcast, and commentators gloat and defend, those involved in the phone tapping scandal.
It's convenient for the Scots to blame the English for everything that goes wrong, and it's even looked upon as a laugh to gloat when the English football team lose a match.
I am a Cardiff supporter through and through, but would never gloat at the demise of any Welsh club - good-natured banter yes, but gloat no.
It would have been easy for a self-proclaimed nonbeliever like D'Antonio to gloat over such developments, but he doesn't.
A representative of the company that makes Cushion Track declined to gloat Wednesday.
Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said he does not like to gloat over the internal strife in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He thinks it's time to gloat, Shake up, shake up, wake up, wake up; Don't let sleeping dogs lie, Out with the bad ones, Then you will hear the people sigh.
OBVIOUSLY no one should gloat about the Californian conflagration.
Only an old fox like Fergie could turn not gloating into the biggest gloat of all.
Hooded gangsters claiming to be senior members of the Burger Bar Boys gloat over the New Year's Day murder of tragic teenagers Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis.
The very stuff of God, then, moulded into the hands of Satan but used--oh, to be sure--in a righteous, a glorious cause, and all people of peace, goodwill, and kindliness should gloat and sing paeans on the edge of that enormous crater where tens of thousands of mangled bodies fester in the stench of death.
We shouldn't gloat because our own ailing economy isn't something to boast about.
It's not just the grinning faces as they debase live prisoners and gloat over dead ones.
IT'S wrong to gloat, but I confess to enjoying the fact that no-one these days seriously claims that the euro is a ``weak'' currency.
YOU know I'm never one to gloat over Scotland beating England at anything.