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 for To laugh to scorn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that
        disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter
        meanness and unworthiness of an object.
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              Scorn at first makes after love the more. --Shak.
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              And wandered backward as in scorn,
              To wait an aeon to be born.           --Emerson.
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     2. An act or expression of extreme contempt.
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              Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
              But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
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     3. An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
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              Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn
              and a derision to them that are round about us.
                                                    --Ps. xliv.
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     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.
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     Syn: Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight;
          dishonor; mockery.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Laugh \Laugh\, v. t.
     1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
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              Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy?
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              I shall laugh myself to death.        --Shak.
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     2. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.
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              From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause.
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     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
     To laugh to scorn, to deride; to treat with mockery,
        contempt, and scorn; to despise.
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