Examples of spurn in a Sentence
fiercely independent, the elderly couple spurned all offers of financial help
Recent Examples of spurn from the Web
That was a really disappointing finish from Cuadrado, spurning what might be Colombia’s best chance all match.
The goal came after Sweden had created but spurned the best chances of the match.
Despite the man advantage, Arsenal struggled to break through Atletico's defensive wall in the first hour of the game, spurning chance after chance.
Most notably, Trump has imposed tariffs that could impede international trade, and has spurned historic military allies while cozying up to Russia.
For poor Paul Ryan, this isn't the first time a celebrity has spurned his advances.
In 2017, Walker spurned a parade of college basketball royalty — schools like Kentucky, Villanova, Arizona and Syracuse — to sign with Miami.
One big problem is that the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), the most powerful armed group, has spurned talks.
Facebook has so far spurned a similar invitation from the U.K. parliament.
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turn one's back on;
Synonym Discussion of spurn
- declined his party's nomination
- refused to lend them the money
- rejected the manuscript as unpublishable
- teenagers who repudiate the values of their parents
- spurned his overtures of friendship
SPURN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spurn for English Language Learners
: to refuse to accept (someone or something that you do not think deserves your respect, attention, affection, etc.)
SPURN Defined for Kids
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