scoff


scoff
scoff [skɔf US sko:f, ska:f] v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]
1.) [I and T]
to laugh at a person or idea, and talk about them in a way that shows you think they are stupid
= ↑make fun of scoff at
David scoffed at her fears.
Officials scoffed at the idea.
'You, a scientist!' he scoffed.
2.) [T] BrE informal to eat something very quickly
She scoffed the plate of biscuits.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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