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"spurn" in British English

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spurnverb [T]

uk   /spɜːn/  us   /spɝːn/ formal
to ​refuse to ​accept something or someone because you ​feel that thing or ​person is not ​worth having: She spurned my ​offers of ​help. Ellis ​plays the ​part of the ​younglover spurned by his ​mistress.
(Definition of spurn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spurnverb [T]

 us   /spɜrn/
to ​refuse to ​accept something: She spurned his attentions and ​refused to ​see him.
(Definition of spurn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spurn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻蔑地拒绝, 摒弃…
in Turkish reddetmek, geri çevirmek, tepmek…
in Russian отвергать, отклонять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕蔑地拒絕, 摒棄…
in Polish odtrącać, odrzucać…
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