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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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Today, with Communism defeated or in retreat nearly everywhere, it is easy to scoff at the rack of dominos.
And to those who say a team in contention must make a move for the stretch run, Stoneman scoffs.
ANAHEIM - Upon his recent retirement, Jose Canseco estimated that 85 percent of the players in the major leagues have used steroids, a figure at which the Angels' resident fitness expert scoffs.
Romer scoffs at the risks of finishing a poorly planned school on a site seeping potentially explosive and toxic gases from old abandoned oil wells.
If the Lakers don't want to pay the best money for the best talent, send them my way,'' said Cuban, who scoffs at the tax.
RON Unz's announcement he will be a candidate for the Republican Senatorial nomination in 2000, seeking to replace Democrat Dianne Feinstein, has drawn scoffs and snickers from within his own party and from his Democratic opposition.
And Hackett scoffs at the idea his top tailback might have lost a step.
But there currently is a bill making its way through the state legislature that scoffs at the idea of people's right to vote.
The girl who grew up on a farm scoffs at the novelist who wrote ``Growth of the Soil'' in a hotel room and never missed a meal while writing ``Hunger.
Although several Ednaswap members live in Silver Lake, Preven scoffs at the idea that there's some kind of arty new music movement in the area.
But Bob Richardson, a homeless 72-year-old, scoffs at the idea.