From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscoffscoff /skɒf $ skɒːf, skɑːf/ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]MAKE FUN OF to laugh at a person or idea, and talk about them in a way that shows you think they are stupidscoff at 🔊 David scoffed at her fears. 🔊 Officials scoffed at the idea. 🔊 ‘You, a scientist!’ he scoffed.2[transitive] British English informalEAT to eat something very quickly 🔊 She scoffed the plate of biscuits.→ See Verb table
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scoff• Initially this was scoffed at as farfetched conjecture, but gradually it has receivedgrudgingrespect and empirical support.• Now, as on other occasions, David had scoffed at her fears.• Reenie Kelleher, a New York native, scoffed at it for the first five winters she spent in Cambridge.• Many people scoffed at predictions that it would draw 12 million people a year by 1985.• But it seems we consoled ourselves by scoffing more chocs.• I left three pies in the fridge and someone's scoffed the lot!• In the morning they'd knocked the glass down and scoffed the lot.• She used to scoff the wholeplate when she came round.scoff at• Parker scoffed at the movie's critics.