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spurn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspurnspurn /spɜːn $ spɜːrn/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 literaryREFUSE to refuse to accept something or someone, especially because you are too proud syn reject 🔊 She spurned all offers of help. 🔊 a spurned lover→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
spurn• When she spurned his advances, he started to stalk her.• The restored Rump, however, took away Boteler's regimental command and spurned his nomination as quartermaster-general.• Four men worked hard all day to give them safety, and they spurned it.• But Giap spurned the advice, explaining that he could not desert his comrades.• Narcissus was a young man who spurned the nymph Echo and became enamoured of his own reflection.• But Dudaev would be foolish to spurn the offer outright.• The rates they offered were so low, though, that investors spurned them.• Steve, who is smoother than snakeskin shorts; and Lisa, a spurned woman.
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Verb table
spurn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspurn
he, she, itspurns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspurned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spurned
he, she, ithas spurned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spurned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spurn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spurned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spurning
he, she, itis spurning
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you, we, theyare spurning
Past
I, he, she, itwas spurning
you, we, theywere spurning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spurning
he, she, ithas been spurning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spurning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spurning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spurning
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