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How do you accentuate the word?
The 'show' has the main stress. The 'off' is still stressed - it isn't unstressed - but less so than the 'show', if that makes sense. Like 'photograph' - the 'pho-' and the '-graph' are both stressed, the '-to-' is unstressed. This is for the noun.
Originally Posted by mmasny
The verb 'to show off' the two words have equal stress, like most phrasal verbs.
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