Meaning of “cock a snook at sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"cock a snook at sb/sth" in British English

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cock a snook at sb/sth

UK

to do something intentionally to show you have no respect for someone or something:

(Definition of “cock a snook at sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)