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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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Even though she'd thought she'd found a fail-safe place, her "lazy chocaholic" husband had found her stash and scoffed the lot.
London: Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has scoffed at suggestions he sought to gain political profit from Andy Murray's Wimbledon win by brandishing a Scottish Saltire flag directly behind David Cameron's head as the two leaders sat in the Royal Box on Centre Court.
He also scoffed at those "who had snatched former PM Gilani from the glory of PPP " as, " I have given them a new PPP Loyalist", he boasted.
A reservoir doesn't retain that much water," scoffed Colin.
According to Foxe, in a story the editor David Daniell repeats, a critic once scoffed at Tyndale's plans for an English Bible.
Though scientists scoffed at the simplicity of those systems, even skeptics acknowledged that, in principle, neurons in the central nervous system could behave in similar ways.
She scoffed down a greasy giant hotdog just moments before taking to the rides and slides.
When ESPN gave considerable air time to the SI story, many in the Angels clubhouse scoffed at the absurdity of a player with Rodriguez's numbers embroiled in a controversy.
If these experiments were conducted by, say, the Department of the Interior or a federally funded college lab--that is, if they were removed from the heroic context of space travel--they would be scoffed at as a waste of taxpayer dollars, recited in get-a-load-of-this tones by members of Congress who enjoy criticizing obscure public science projects.
Freed, who reps Downtown Manhattan, scoffed at the notion of commercial rent controls, an idea again being stirred by local merchants outpriced for city storefronts.
Wolves manager Mark McGhee last night scoffed at Watford's pounds 2million valuation of teenage strike sensation David Connolly.
1 issue in last year's mayoral campaign, cynics scoffed.
But her hunky new friend beside her didn't seem bothered as she scoffed peanuts and roared with laughter.
During the question-and-answer period, a member of the audience scoffed at the idea that his bank would ever agree to such conditions.