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reject

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈdʒekt/ us  
B2 to refuse to accept, use, or believe something or someone: The appeal was rejected by the High Court. Coin-operated machines in England reject euros. The prime minister rejected the suggestion that it was time for him to resign. I applied for a job as a mechanic in a local garage, but I was rejected (= I was not offered the job). The coach rejected him for the first team (= he was not offered a place). B2 to not give someone the love and attention they want and are expecting from you: When she was sent to boarding school, she felt as though her parents had rejected her. specialized medical If your body rejects an organ that has been put in during a medical operation, it fails to accept it and tries to attack and destroy it.

reject

noun [C] uk   /ˈriː.dʒekt/ us  
a product that is damaged or not perfectly made a person who has not been accepted by an organization or by society: He considered himself as one of life's rejects.
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