how to pronounce spurn


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spurn is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of spurn


  1. To reject something by pushing it away with the foot.
  2. To waste; fail to make the most of (an opportunity).
  3. To kick or toss up the heels.
  4. To reject disdainfully; contemn; scorn.


  1. Disdainful rejection; contemptuous treatment.
  2. An act of spurning; a scornful rejection.
  3. A kick; a blow with the foot.
  4. A body of coal left to sustain an overhanging mass.

spurn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spurn occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics spurn can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that spurn can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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