swear at


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swear at (someone or something)

To utter a curse or similarly vulgar or abusive language toward someone or something. Don't you dare swear at me like that—who taught you such filthy words? The player stormed off the field swearing at the referee.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
By effectively saying ` I can swear at you,but you can't swear at me', the boss is demonstrating the gulf between them.
There are exceptions: you're not allowed to use bad words when you're on telly, and I never swear at anyone in the service industry, on the grounds that they have a hard enough time already without some rude git effing at them.