Spurn meaning

spûrn
To spurn is to reject someone with contempt.

An example of spurn is when someone asks you out on a date and you are very rude when you decline.

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To reject with disdain or contempt.
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To reject something contemptuously.
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A contemptuous rejection.
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A kick.
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To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn.
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To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting.
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(archaic) A kick.
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Scornful treatment or rejection.
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(archaic) To kick at or tread on disdainfully.
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(intransitive) To reject disdainfully; contemn; scorn.
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To reject something by pushing it away with the foot.
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Gay.

The drunken chairman in the kennel spurns.

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An act of spurning; a scornful rejection.
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A kick; a blow with the foot.
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A body of coal left to sustain an overhanding mass.
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(archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot.
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To waste; fail to make the most of (an opportunity)
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Origin of spurn

  • Middle English spurnen from Old English spurnan sperə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English spurnen, spornen, from Old English spurnan (“to strike against, kick, spurn, reject; stumble"), from Proto-Germanic *spurnanÄ… (“to tread, kick, knock out"), from Proto-Indo-European *sper-, *sperw- (“to twitch, push, fidget, be quick"). Cognate with Scots spurn (“to strike, push, kick"), German anspornen (“to spur on"), Icelandic sporna, spyrna (“to kick"), Latin spernō (“despise, distain, scorn"). Related to spur.

    From Wiktionary