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to say that something such as a fact is not true or correct
to prove that something is not correct or true
to prove that something such as an idea or belief is false and silly
to prove that a story or theory that many people believe is in fact false
to show that something is not true
to make people think that something is not true
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a 'U'-shaped piece of metal fitted on the side of a boat to hold an oar in position
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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Free thesaurus definition of to try to show that an idea or belief is wrong from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.