to flout the rules


to flout the rules
bafouer les règles

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  • flout — [flaut] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from flout to play the flute (14 16 centuries)] to deliberately disobey a law, rule etc, without trying to hide what you are doing ▪ Some companies flout the rules and employ children as young as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flout — flaunt, flout The two words are unrelated. To flaunt means ‘to display ostentatiously’: • Women should have it both ways they should be able to flaunt their sexuality and be taken seriously E. Wurtzel, 1998. To flout means ‘to show contempt for… …   Modern English usage

  • flout — [[t]flaʊt[/t]] v. t. 1) to treat with disdain or scorn; scoff at: to flout the rules[/ex] 2) to show disdain or scorn; scoff, mock, or gibe 3) a disdainful or scornful remark or act; insult; gibe • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME: to play the flute; cf …   From formal English to slang

  • flout — /flaʊt / (say flowt) verb (t) to mock; scoff at; treat with disdain or contempt: to flout the rules. {Middle English floute(n), variant of flute (verb). Compare Dutch fluiten play the flute, mock, impose upon} –flouter, noun Usage: Flout is… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flout — flouter, n. floutingly, adv. /flowt/, v.t. 1. to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety. v.i. 2. to show disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff, mock, or gibe (often fol. by at). n. 3. a disdainful,… …   Universalium

  • flout — I. verb Etymology: probably from Middle English flouten to play the flute, from floute flute Date: 1551 transitive verb to treat with contemptuous disregard ; scorn < flouting the rules > intransitive verb to indulge in scornful behavior Synonyms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flout — verb /flaʊt/ a) To express contempt for the rules by word or action. They flouted the conventions and were asked to leave. b) To scorn …   Wiktionary

  • flout — v. & n. v. 1 tr. express contempt for (the law, rules, etc.) by word or action; mock; insult (flouted convention by shaving her head). Usage: Often confused with flaunt. 2 intr. (often foll. by at) mock or scoff at. n. a flouting speech or act.… …   Useful english dictionary

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