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To know how
To know of
To know one's own limitations
To knuckle to
To lap boards
To lap timbers
To lash out
To lattice up
To laugh at
To laugh away
To laugh down
To laugh in the sleeve
To laugh one out of
To laugh out
To laugh out of the other corner
To lay a fault misfortune etc at one's door
To lay a ship aboard
To lay a venue
To lay about
To lay about one
To lay an ambush
To lay an anchor to the windward
To lay asleep
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To lay by the heels
To lay claim to
To lay down

To laugh to scorn definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Laugh Laugh, v. t. 1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule. Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy? --Shak. I shall laugh myself to death. --Shak. 2. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out. From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause. --Shak. To laugh away. (a) To drive away by laughter; as, to laugh away regret. (b) To waste in hilarity. ``Pompey doth this day laugh away his fortune.'' --Shak. To laugh down. (a) To cause to cease or desist by laughter; as, to laugh down a speaker. (b) To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to laugh down a reform. To laugh one out of, to cause one by laughter or ridicule to abandon or give up; as, to laugh one out of a plan or purpose. To laugh to scorn, to deride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and scorn; to despise.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scorn Scorn (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object. Scorn at first makes after love the more. --Shak. And wandered backward as in scorn, To wait an [ae]on to be born. --Emerson. 2. An act or expression of extreme contempt. Every sullen frown and bitter scorn But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn. --Dryden. 3. An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision. Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. --Ps. xliv. 13. To think scorn, to regard as worthy of scorn or contempt; to disdain. ``He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone.'' --Esther iii. 6. To laugh to scorn, to deride; to make a mock of; to ridicule as contemptible. Syn: Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight; dishonor; mockery.


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