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vb (tr, adverb)
to dismiss and ignore (a person), esp curtly
an abrupt dismissal or rejection
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|Verb||1.||brush off - bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"|
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
discredit - cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
shrug off - minimize the importance of, brush aside; "Jane shrugged off the news that her stock had fallen 3 points"
pass off - disregard; "She passed off the insult"
turn a blind eye - refuse to acknowledge; "He turns a blind eye to the injustices in his office"
laugh away, laugh off - deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it; "She laughs away all these problems"
disoblige - ignore someone's wishes
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