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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spurn /ˈspɝn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spurn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spurned p. pr. & vb. n. Spurning.]
 1. To drive back or away, as with the foot; to kick.
    [The bird] with his foot will spurn adown his cup.   --Chaucer.
    I spurn thee like a cur out of my way.   --Shak.
 2. To reject with disdain; to scorn to receive or accept; to treat with contempt.
 What safe and nicely I might well delay
 By rule of knighthood, I disdain and spurn.   --Shak.
    Domestics will pay a more cheerful service when they find themselves not spurned because fortune has laid them at their master's feet.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spurn, v. i.
 1. To kick or toss up the heels.
    The miller spurned at a stone.   --Chaucer.
    The drunken chairman in the kennel spurns.   --Gay.
 2. To manifest disdain in rejecting anything; to make contemptuous opposition or resistance.
    Nay, more, to spurn at your most royal image.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spurn, n.
 1. A kick; a blow with the foot. [R.]
    What defense can properly be used in such a despicable encounter as this but either the slap or the spurn?   --Milton.
 2. Disdainful rejection; contemptuous treatment.
 The insolence of office, and the spurns
 That patient merit of the unworthy takes.   --Shak.
 3. Mining A body of coal left to sustain an overhanging mass.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn: reject,
           freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn