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scoff1 / skôf; skäf/ • v. [intr.] speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way: department officials scoffed at the allegations [with direct speech] “You, a scientist?” he scoffed. DERIVATIVES: scoff·er n.scoff·ing·ly adv.scoff2 inf. • v. [tr.] eat (something) quickly and greedily: she scoffed down several chops a lizard scoffing up insects.

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