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scoff at someone or something

to show ridicule or scorn for someone or something. The directors scoffed at her when she presented her plan. They scoffed at my new hat, not realizing how stylish it was.
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scoff

(skɔf)
1. tv. & in. to eat (something). (see also scarf.) She scoffed three hamburgers and a large order of fries.
2. n. food. This scoff is gross!
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The new Simple Scoff reflects both the transformation in eating habits in the half-century since the founding of the University of Warwick, and also the commitment to the lifeaffirming qualities of honest, tasty food that underpinned the original Simple Scoff.
Provisioning of troops in Vietnam cost too much, Lind scoffs.
There are, of course, many good Americans who would scoff at this assessment, despite recognizing the danger.
They'll scoff a chocolate fudge cake and ice cream because they've given themselves permission to eat anything -but only when they'rephysically hungry.
We can't afford to continue employing people who scoff at the Holy Father, we can't continue to endure in-fighting and dissent within our parish liturgies and programs.
PEOPLE scoff at having a punt in the Lincoln but it is still in the top 20 betting races of the year, so after scoffing they must nip down the bookies and have a few quid.
The Golden Globe Awards, a ritual at which I usually scoff for the celebrity-pandering focus of the proceedings, thrills me this year.
JEMB Realty and the property's exclusive leasing agents, William Cohen and Scoff Klau of Newmark and Company Real Estate, along with a team of engineers, have established a detailed master plan for the distribution of massive quantities of electric power, sophisticated telecommunications riser management program and cross-connection, grounding cables and a generator farm which can accommodate up to 40,750 KVA generators with fully redundant fuel oil distribution system to allow tenants to install and manage their own generators.
LITTLE girls really are made of sugar and spice - because they scoff pounds of the stuff according to new figures.
Kwan also gives a thoughtful account of her reaction to the news of world-renowned coach Carlo Fassi's death from a heart crack and Scoff Hamilton's bout with cancer, and the perspective these events gave her on her own career.
Rather, Fiammetta is saying that she wants to keep her book away from men because they are more likely to scoff than to pity her.
HYPE: A hilarious cast of performers (including The Brady Bunch Movie's Jennifer Elise Cox), a writing staff that features drag genius Jackie Beat, and gay cocreators Scoff King, Terry Sweeney, and Lanier Laney (Saturday Night Live, Mad TV) promises a brilliantly funny primetime sketch comedy show.
The revitalization of the Penn Station area was a significant factor, as well as the building's amenities and services and incentives offered by New York City and New York State," said Scoff Gottlieb, executive managing director of Insignia/ESG.
One teacher who did not scoff was Rochelle Zide-Booth.
Gerla and Scoff Savin - have all joined Insignia/ESG, announced Joseph R.