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English definition of “refuse”

refuse

verb [I, T]
 
 
/rɪˈfjuːz/
B1 to say that you will not do or accept something: I asked him to leave but he refused. [+ to do sth] Cathy refuses to admit that she was wrong.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of refuse verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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