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jeerverb [I or T]

uk   /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.
jeer
noun [C] uk   /dʒɪər/ us   /dʒɪr/
The news that the performance was being cancelled was greeted by boos and jeers from the audience.
jeering
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ us   /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
loud jeering from the opposition parties
jeering
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ us   /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
Her speech was disrupted by a jeering group of protesters at the front of the crowd.
jeeringly
adverb uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ.li/ us   /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ.li/
His friends began to laugh jeeringly when his car broke down and wouldn't start again.
(Definition of jeer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jeerverb [I/T]

us   /dʒɪər/
to laugh or shout insults at someone; to ridicule: [I] Striking workers jeered at those who crossed the picket line.
jeer
noun [C] us   /dʒɪər/
a shouted insult or laughter ridiculing someone: We were surprised to hear jeers from our own fans.
(Definition of jeer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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