rebuff Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rebuff" in British English

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rebuffverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈbʌf/ formal
to ​refuse to ​accept a ​helpfulsuggestion or ​offer from someone, often by ​answering in an ​unfriendly way: She rebuffed all ​suggestions that she should ​resign.
rebuff
noun [C] uk   us  
Her ​desperaterequest for ​help was ​met with a rebuff.
(Definition of rebuff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rebuffverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈbʌf/
to ​refuse to ​accept a ​suggestion, a ​request for ​help, or an ​offer to ​help, often in an ​unfriendly way: Our ​request for ​assistance has been rebuffed.
rebuff
noun [C]  us   /rɪˈbʌf/
Boren’s ​idea took a ​sharp rebuff.
(Definition of rebuff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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