Meaning of “spurn” in the English Dictionary

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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 young lover spurned by his mistress.

(Definition of “spurn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spurn" in American English

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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)