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"demur" in British English

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demurverb [I]

uk   /dɪˈmɜːr/  us   /-ˈmɝː/ (-rr-) formal
to ​expressdisagreement or ​refuse to do something: The ​lawyerrequested a ​break in the ​courtcase, but the ​judge demurred.
demur
noun [U] uk   us  
She ​agreed to his ​request without demur.
(Definition of demur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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demurverb [I]

 us   /dɪˈmɜr/ (-rr-)
to ​expressdisagreement or ​refusal to do something: Jack ​urged me to go, but I demurred.
(Definition of demur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “demur”
in Chinese (Simplified) 提出异议, 拒绝…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提出異議, 拒絕…
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