verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM spurnspurner, nounoutspurn, verb (used with object)un·spurned, adjective
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LaSalvia went on to cite examples large and small of how the Republican Party had continued to spurn gay conservatives.The Gay Conservative Quitting the GOP Over ‘Bigotry’|Ben Jacobs|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Ted Cruz may spurn those local politicians, and instead build his campaign upon national organizations.
In a conversation with Charlie Rose, Melinda Gates said that foundations must act as catalysts to spurn governments into action.
So this group, it would seem, would spurn the GOP in November, with or without a Palin thrust.Why the GOP Should Embrace the Tea Party's Message|Tunku Varadarajan|August 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Mutlaq is painfully aware that his own side will be harmed if they spurn a place at the table of the enfranchised.
I love to feel his body alive beneath me, love to feel him spurn the ground beneath his feet.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
The soul appears to spurn the body, and take a transient flight without its dull associate—the—the—broke down, by Jupiter!Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
She knew he would not spurn her away: he must be kind, for she loved him dearly still.Heart|Martin Farquhar Tupper
Here was a woman's revenge, to bait, to charm, to spurn; and then to outwit him!The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
"Even Borroughcliffe, cold and hardened as he appears to be by habit, would spurn at such dishonor," added Miss Howard.The Pilot|J. Fenimore Cooper