swear at


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swear at someone or something

to curse someone or something. Please don't swear at the children. Scott swore at the police station as he drove by.
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swear at

Curse, use abusive, violent, or blasphemous language against, as in He has a way of swearing at all the other drivers on the road. [Late 1600s]
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swear at

v.
To use abusive, violent, or blasphemous language against someone or something; curse someone or something: The child swore at the teacher and was sent to the principal's office.
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Employees ages 35-44 - 58 percent say they swear at work
For the name of God is used in vain contrary to the third commandment of the Decalogue and errs against Christ's admonition where he says, "Moreover I say to you, you shall not swear at all, but let your speech be that your yes is yes, and your no is no" [Matt.
I wonder if Mr Justice Bean would be just as happy if a defendant were to swear at him from the dock.
But his friend Arthur Whittaker, a retired lorry driver from Rhos-on-Sea, said, ``It's wrong to swear at the staff.
I know plenty of people who don't swear at all, so I really don't believe there's as much general use of bad language as people think there is.
While I didn't swear at any cameras on Saturday, I did swear on the pitch.
But it is wrong for leaders to swear at their staff because it can make people feel bullied.