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English definition of “refuse”


verb [I/T] (SAY NO)   /rɪˈfjuz/
to say or show that you are not willing to do, accept , or allow something: [I] She asked him for a loan , but he refused. [T] We were refused admission to the building . [+ to infinitive] On cold mornings , the car may refuse to start . refusal    /rɪˈfju·zəl/ noun [C/U] [C] His refusal to contribute money angered the organizers .
(Definition of refuse verb (SAY NO) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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