Definition of 'spurn'
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He should have spurned the finesse and settled for down three. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Which is probably why she spurned his advances. The Sun (2014)She is acting more like a spurned lover than a parent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But most spurned lovers at least get the news in person. The Sun (2008)She said that the sergeant and other colleagues tried to destroy her career after she spurned his advances. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now a third spurned woman has come out to say he strung her along before going off and getting married in secret. The Sun (2015)Exploring the funeral of a spurned lover, we will be able to linger over the music of certain characters. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This way he can graciously spurn your offer, while feeling reassured that you are not just taking advantage of him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For younger singers it has been hard to spurn his crude advances, as their careers could have been adversely affected had they rebuffed him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She's not in the best of moods, having been spurned by her lover. The Sun (2007)No; I reject and spurn them utterly. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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Translations for 'spurn'
British English: spurn VERB
If you spurn someone or something, you reject them.
He spurned the advice of management consultants.
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