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Definition of scoff verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scoff

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//skɔf//
     
    , NAmE//skɑf//
     
    [intransitive, transitive] scoff (at somebody/something) + speechVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scoff
     
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    he / she / it scoffs
     
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    past simple scoffed
     
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    -ing form scoffing
     
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  1. 1to talk about someone or something in a way that makes it clear that you think they are stupid or ridiculous synonym mock
  2. 2 He scoffed at our amateurish attempts. Don't scoff—she's absolutely right.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scoff