A Ted Cruz may spurn those local politicians, and instead build his campaign upon national organizations.
In a conversation with Charlie Rose, Melinda Gates said that foundations must act as catalysts to spurn governments into action.
LaSalvia went on to cite examples large and small of how the Republican Party had continued to spurn gay conservatives.
Old English spurnan "to kick (away), reject, scorn, despise," from Proto-Germanic *spurnanan (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German spurnan, Old Frisian spurna, Old Norse sporna "to kick"), from PIE root *spere- "ankle" (cf. Middle Dutch spoor "track of an animal," Greek sphyron "ankle," Latin spernere "to reject, spurn," Sanskrit sphurati "kicks," Middle Irish seir "heel"). Related: Spurned; spurning.