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Flout, vb. to mock, to make a fool of; 1) trans.: Tp. III, 2, 130. Tp. III, 2, 130 Err. I, 2, 91. II, 2, 22. II, 2, 22 Ado II, 3, 148. Mids. II, 2, 128. III, 2, 327. Shr. II, 29. John II, 373. H6A I, 3, 14. IV, 1, 75. R3 II, 1, 78. Troil. IV, 2, 27. Cor. II, 3, 168. Mcb. I, 2, 49.
2) intr. with at: “never f. at me,” Ado V, 4, 108. As I, 2, 47. Tit. III, 1, 246. Absolutely: Ado I, 1, 186. V, 1, 95. As V, 1, 13. With an accus. denoting the result: “a college of wit-crackers cannot f. me out of my humour,” Ado V, 4, 102. “f. me out of my calling,” As III, 3, 108. “ere you f. old ends any further,” Ado I, 1, 290 (i. e. recite old ends to mock me).
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