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"refund" in British English

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refundnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriː.fʌnd/

refundverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈfʌnd/
C1 to give someone a refund: When I went on ​business to Peru, the ​office refunded my ​expenses. [+ two objects] The ​holiday was ​cancelled so the ​travelagency had to refund everybody the ​price of the ​tickets.
refundable
adjective uk   us   /ˌriːˈfʌn.də.bl̩/
(Definition of refund from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"refund" in American English

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refundverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈfʌnd, ˈriˌfʌnd/
to ​pay back ​moneyreceived or ​spent: The ​theater refunded ​ourmoney when the ​performance was ​canceled.
refund
noun [C]  us   /ˈriˌfʌnd/
If you overpaid, you should ​demand a refund.
(Definition of refund from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"refund" in Business English

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refundnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriːfʌnd/
COMMERCE an ​amount of ​money that is given back to you, especially because you have ​paid too much, or you are not happy with a ​product or ​service: ask for/claim/demand a refund Even if the ​condition is ​fine, you can still ​demand a refund if the ​item is not ​fit for its ​purpose. get/receive a refund be ​eligible for/​entitled to a refund make/​offer/​pay a refund acash/​full refund atax refund

refundverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈfʌnd/
COMMERCE to give someone back an ​amount of ​money, especially because they have ​paid too much or are not happy with a ​product or ​service: The ​courtordered the ​company to refund ​currentcustomers.refund money/cash If someone ​buys you a ​present you don't like, the ​store is within its ​rights not to refund the ​money. The ​customer will be refunded in ​full up to $50,000. If you see any ​brandeditem you have ​purchased at a ​cheaperprice elsewhere within 60 days, we will refund the difference.
(Definition of refund from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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