scoff

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scoff(
skaf
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to ridicule; often used with "at")
a. mofarse
Don't scoff at me. I swear I saw a ghost yesterday when I was downtown.No te mofes de mí. Te juro que vi un fantasma ayer en el centro.
This student next to me scoffed at my attempt to pronounce the name of the German physicist.El alumno que estaba junto a mí se mofó de mi intento por pronunciar el nombre del físico alemán.
b. burlarse
Everyone scoffed at my poem and called it "a pretentious piece of garbage."Todos se burlaron de mi poema y lo llamaron "un perfecto pedazo de porquería".
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to eat ravenously) (United Kingdom)
a. zamparse
That selfish git has gone and scoffed the entire bag of crisps.Ese imbécil egoísta fue y se zampó toda la bolsa de papas.
b. engullirse
As soon as I get home, I'm going to scoff the first thing I can get my hands on.En cuanto llegue a casa, voy a engullirme lo primero que me encuentre.
c. morfarse
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
(River Plate)
Seriously, mate? You scoffed all the cake before I could have any!¿En serio, che? ¡Te morfaste toda la torta antes de que yo pudiera probarla!
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scoff
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. zamparse (eat)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (mock)
a. mofarse
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scoff [skɒf]
intransitive verb
mofarse; burlarse;at sb/sth de algn/algo
my friends scoffed at the idea mis amigos se mofaron or se burlaron de la idea
transitive verb
(eat) zamparse (informal); papearse (very_informal)
she scoffed the lot se lo zampó todo; my brother scoffed all the sandwiches mi hermano se zampó todos los bocadillos
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