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floutverb [T]

uk   /flaʊt/ us   /flaʊt/
to intentionally not obey a rule, law, or custom: Many motorcyclists flout the law by not wearing helmets. The orchestra decided to flout convention/tradition, and wear their everyday clothes for the concert.
(Definition of flout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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floutverb [T]

us   /flɑʊt/
to intentionally disobey a rule or law, or to intentionally avoid behavior that is usual or expected: They think they can flout the law and get away with it. He conducted business in his pajamas to flout convention.
(Definition of flout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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