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verb [intransitive] scoff pronunciation in American English /skɑf/
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present tense
present participlescoffing
past tensescoffed
past participlescoffed
  1. to laugh or say things to show that you think someone or something is stupid or deserves no respect

    It’s easy to scoff when you haven’t tried it yourself.

    scoff at:

    Economic analysts scoff at claims that inflation is on the rise.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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