flout
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flout(
flaut
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to openly disobey)
a. desobedecer
Cameron thinks he can flout his mother's orders with no consequences.Cameron piensa que puede desobedecer las órdenes de su madre sin consecuencias.
b. burlarse de
If you keep flouting the rules, you're going to lose your job.Si sigues burlándote de las reglas, vas a perder tu trabajo.
c. incumplir (legal)
This accident happened because the factory has been flouting safety regulations for years.Este accidente ocurrió porque la fábrica lleva años incumpliendo las normas de seguridad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to mock; used with "at")
a. burlarse (used with "de")
The jester flouted at the man who refused to give him a coin.El bufón se burló del hombre que se negó a darle una moneda.
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flout
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (rule, sb's authority)
a. desobedecer
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
flout [flaʊt]
transitive verb
(ignore) no prestar atención a; ignorar; (mock) burlarse de; [+law] incumplir;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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