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jeer

verb [I or T]     /dʒɪər/ US  /dʒɪr/
to laugh or shout insults at someone to show you have no respect for them: The people at the back of the hall jeered (at) the speaker.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly jeer     noun [C] The news that the performance was being cancelled was greeted by boos and jeers from the audience.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly jeering     /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/ noun [U] loud jeering from the opposition partiesInsults and abuseTreating people or animals badly jeering     /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/ adjective Her speech was disrupted by a jeering group of protesters at the front of the crowd.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly jeeringly     /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ.li/ US  /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ-/ adverb His friends began to laugh jeeringly when his car broke down and wouldn't start again.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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