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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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Wolves manager Mark McGhee last night scoffed at Watford's pounds 2million valuation of teenage strike sensation David Connolly.
During the question-and-answer period, a member of the audience scoffed at the idea that his bank would ever agree to such conditions.
And beaming Diana scoffed her Krispy Kreme delights along with an Italian meal after leaving the Radio 1 studios in London.
1 issue in last year's mayoral campaign, cynics scoffed.
Bob Arum, who promotes Castillo, on Sunday scoffed at the notion Castillo purposely came in heavy.
He scoffed 10 of the giant Indian crisps in just five minutes.
Sorgen scoffed at USC coach Pete Carroll's admission that he rushed the extra-point team on the field after Dwayne Jarrett caught a touchdown pass because Carroll wanted to avoid a replay decision.
The colourful creature was first spotted in New South Wales, Australia, in 1924 - but experts at the time scoffed.
He scoffed at the notion that a trip to the spa was anything less than a manly way to spend his holiday.
Moore faced challenges from documentary purists, while conservatives scoffed at his theories and tried to block commercials of the film featuring President Bush, invoking election regulations.
USC safety Jason Leach scoffed at the notion that his team respects UCLA because of such a close game.
But California Republicans scoffed at the notion that Bush is crafting his campaign around Kerry's, noting that the president's schedule is set weeks in advance.
When Reagan came into office in 1981, federal bureaucrats, the White House press corps and the international intelligentsia all scoffed at his tough approach to the Soviet Union.
Asked if he considered reeling in his game a little, Bryant scoffed and chuckled.
Many San Fernando Valley residents scoffed Wednesday at news reports that a single cow in Washington state had been diagnosed with mad cow disease, pledging to continue devouring burgers and steaks with gusto.