Associations to the word «Refuse»


REFUSE, adjective. Discarded, rejected.
REFUSE, noun. (UK) Collectively, items or material that have been discarded; rubbish, garbage.
REFUSE, verb. (transitive) To decline (a request or demand).
REFUSE, verb. (intransitive) To decline a request or demand, forbear; to withhold permission.
REFUSE, verb. (military) To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the centre, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular alignment when troops are about to engage the enemy.
REFUSE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To disown.
REFUSE, noun. (obsolete) refusal

Dictionary definition

REFUSE, noun. Food that is discarded (as from a kitchen).
REFUSE, verb. Show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike".
REFUSE, verb. Refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality".
REFUSE, verb. Elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation".
REFUSE, verb. Refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance".
REFUSE, verb. Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor".
REFUSE, verb. Refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs".

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