To treat or speak of with contempt.
To mock; to jeer; to make faces in contempt
To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
1. To say or do something jokingly or mockingly
2. To make mocking fun of
To laugh or scoff at; SYN. scoff, flout, barrack, gibe.
1. To imitate with mockery and derision
2. To treat with contempt; SYN. bemock.
1. Mimic, mock
2. To act in a grotesque or mischievous manner
3. Fool, trifle — often used with around; tamper — usually used with with
To make furious; SYN. enfuriate, infuriate, exasperate, incense.
To subject to laughter or ridicule:; SYN. guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun.
1. To cook by exposing to dry heat (as in an oven or before a fire) or by surrounding with hot embers, sand, or stones; to dry and parch by exposure to heat
2. To heat (inorganic material) with access of air and without fusing to effect change (as expulsion of volatile matter, oxidation, or removal of sulfur from sulfide ores)
3. To heat to excess
4. To subject to severe criticism or ridicule
5. To honor (a person) at a roast
6. To cook food by heat
7. To undergo being roasted
8. To cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
1. To treat with contemptuous disregard; SYN. flout.
2. To show contempt by derisive acts or language
3. To treat or address with derision; mock
ETYM Icel. skűta a taunt; cf. Icel. skűta to jut out, skota to shove, skjôta to shoot, to shove. Related to Shoot.
1. To get the lay of the land; SYN. reconnoiter, reconnoitre.
3. To reject scornfully.
1. To express contempt through a facial expression.
2. To smile contemptuously.
To mock; to deride in a contemptuous manner, while keeping oneself free from attack.
To taunt or ridicule