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Definition of spurn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    spurn somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spurn
    he / she / it spurns
    past simple spurned
    -ing form spurning
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  1. 1to reject or refuse someone or something, especially in a proud way synonym shun
  2. 2 Eve spurned Mark's invitation. a spurned lover The president spurned the tight security surrounding him and adopted a more intimate style of campaigning.
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